RosettaBooks launched in 2001 with a list of 100 preeminent backlist titles.
Today, RosettaBooks sells over 1,000,000 ebooks worldwide as the leading independent ebook publisher.
RosettaBooks pioneered in protecting authors’ rights by successfully defending a litigation filed by Random House.
RosettaBooks was invited to become a Kindle alliance partner with extensive site promotion for titles with short-term Kindle exclusivity. This alliance made worldwide news in December 2009 with the publication of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, a book which has sold 15,000,000 copies since publication nearly 25 years ago and sells more than 150,000 copies annually in the United States alone. Since publication, the title has been the number one exclusive title available in the Kindle Store.
RosettaBooks expanded its original 100 title list to more than 500 titles and its revenues more than forty times. RosettaBooks is pioneering in “line” publications of short ebooks.
The Big Six publishers are trying as hard as they can to maintain a uniform royalty of 25% of net receipts for both frontlist and backlist titles. Deal structures in publishing sooner or later have always reflected the sales power of the author. The current “one size fits all” model at a low rate of royalty is not sustainable.
RosettaBooks offers the highest royalty rates of any ebook publisher.
In 2015, RosettaBooks launched RosettaAudio, RosettaPrint, and RosettaBrand. Through a partnership with Ingram Publisher Services, RosettaBooks offers full print capabilities to frontlist authors and has expertise across multiple platforms including print, digital, and audio.