Digital eBook distribution platform Draft2Digital will no longer offer Google Play and Playster starting October 30th.
According to the company’s announcement, “Google Play’s current terms of service create a relationship with distributors like D2D that is neither manageable nor scalable, forcing authors and aggregators both to take extreme measures to be listed. Pricing changes, requirements for account management, and other restrictions imposed on our authors make Google Play an unattractive option.”
Effective October 30th, Draft2Digital will no longer offer Google Play distribution, will be closing their Google Play Distribution Beta program, and all titles will be taken down at that time.
Draft2Digital official announcement also mentions that they have been closely monitoring distribution via Playster for several months and have determined that the platform lacks the level of stability they require for they distribution partners. As a result, they will be removing Playster as a distribution channel for new books and ensuring that all books currently listed are removed as soon as Playster is officially closed.
Authors who are currently listed with these channels through Draft2Digital will be able to leave their books in each channel for the time being, but once the program is fully closed these books will no longer be available.