Airbnb is the biggest platform for renting out rooms online, with a market share of about 6% worldwide, according to research firm Euromonitor.
Book adverts, which are typically paid to a publisher, can be a lucrative way for an author to sell books on a platform that is not regulated by the Book Publishers’ Association of India (BPAI).
A book advert, which costs around $2 to $5 to create and $5 for each copy sold, can bring in $2,500 to $10,000 a month, according the research firm.
The book adverts that I had, they’re like the first sales, and I would never have sold a book if I didn’t have an ad.
The adverts were on Airbnb, they were not paid for, and they were very clear, very direct.
The ads are very high quality.
It’s a very nice way to promote books and it’s not very competitive with Amazon and other booksellers, said Amit Gupta, a co-founder and chief operating officer at Airbnb, which was founded in 2011.
Gupta said that most of the book adverting on Airbnb came from authors that were interested in making a quick buck and they are very clear about the value of their work.
“Most of the ads are not sponsored, they are not paid and they do not advertise in any way that’s not on Airbnb,” Gupta said.
“You don’t get any book recommendation.
If you are interested in promoting a book, you don’t advertise it on Airbnb.
The best way to do it is to create an ad on the platform and you put it on an Airbnb listing and you get the book recommendations.”
Gupta added that the best way for authors to make money is to book a book advert on Airbnb for as little as $1.50.
“We are very good at creating adverts,” he said.
“We don’t know if we’re going to have a book recommendation, but the book will be available for booking on Airbnb at the moment.”
Guaphi said the company had recently launched a new platform called BookAdvisor which enables writers to book book ads for a variety of services including Airbnb.
He said the service was still in beta, and that the advertising will be on a trial basis for the time being.
The BookAdvisors platform was launched last year, but it is only available to book advertisers.
The platform, which is free, is available in the US and UK, and is expected to launch in India next year.
Guapha said that he expects the BookAdrators to be popular in India because the platform allows users to book advertisements on their own.
“In the past, book advertisers have had a lot of pressure from the authorities to make sure they are advertising in a reputable manner, and the Book Advisor allows you to create ads and book ads on the same platform,” he added.
Guapi said that BookAdulator will be in beta in the near future, and a beta version will be released in December.
Airbnb has been the platform of choice for book publishers for many years.
The company is also a key player in the online book publishing industry in India, with about 1,000 book publishers and publishers of foreign languages operating in the country.
Airbnb is also among the biggest book aggregators on the internet, with more than 10 million book listings.
Guapo said the new platform will help book publishers who have not yet launched an ad campaign on Airbnb in India.
“Book advertisers are trying to do a book ad campaign but they can’t do it because the book listing is not up yet.
Airbnb makes it very easy to do book ad campaigns, because the Book Ads are up for booking now,” Gupta explained.