Liberio is a new platform (launching today out of private beta) for simple eBook creation and publishing straight from Google Drive. Liberio could be used to create anything form a eBook, magazine, school project, you name it, and from publishing to distributing the finished product.
Its competitors including Leanpub and Inkling are already established, but Liberio is hoping that its approach is simpler than those of their competitors, and with all the tools needed under one roof. Liberio has 3,000+ individuals on the platform after its beta test.
After logging in, you view your Bookshelf of created eBooks. You can then just click “add book” to choose a new document to import and start your creation process. After clicking to choose your document and importing, you fill in the information and customize the look of your eBook, from synopsis, to page breaks, licensing, etc. Click “Create” and Liberio builds your eBook for you along with a mini website to showcase the eBook, synopsis, author, download button and sharing options. Want to publish? It’s one click.
Some teachers are using it to create publications for the iPad for students, and education is likely to be a special focus for the platform.
Based out of Berlin, Liberio is currently fundraising.