What's new

Version 4.10.1758 (released July 23, 2019)

Based on your requests, we are now offering a single subscription that includes all Media365 premium benefits: 100% ad-free for all books, offline mode, and more.

Existing premium users can upgrade at a discounted price.

Version 4.9.1606 (released June 21, 2019)

  • Fixed issue with empty pages on some Xiaomi devices.

Version 4.9.1605 (released June 13, 2019)

  • Fixed some bugs based on your feedback

Version 4.8.1519 (released June 3, 2019)

  • Account - You can now sign up to Media365 with your own email address.
  • Home - Find and follow your friends to see what they are reading and discover interesting new books.
  • Improved support for Android 4 users.

Version 4.7.1425 (released May 2, 2019)

  • In-app purchases are now available if you want to remove the ads from a book or read it offline.

Version 4.6.1324 (released March 28, 2019)

    We added two new tabs to the main screen:
  • Home - find and follow your friends to see what they are reading and discover interesting new books.
  • Account - access your user profile and see who is following you.

Version 2.1 (released Aug 16, 2019)

  • Based on your requests, we are now offering a single subscription that includes all Media365 premium benefits: 100% ad-free for all books, offline mode, and more.
  • Account – You can now sign up to Media365 with your own email address.

Version 2.0 (released June 19, 2019)

  • Home - Find and follow your friends to see what they are reading and discover interesting new books.
  • Discover - Like, share and add books to your library while browsing our catalog.
  • Upload - You can now easily import your own books to read them in the app.
  • Text-to-speech - Continue listening to your books even after you lock your iPhone.

Version 1.9 (released May 17, 2019)

  • Fixed some bugs based on your feedback.

Version 1.8 (released April 22, 2019)

  • In-app purchases are now available if you want to remove the ads from a book or read it offline.
Known issues

We are currently aware of an issue with the text-to-speech functionality, which effects our Android users.

The language of the eBook is not always auto-detected, so you need to manually select the language in which the app will read the eBook via the Settings button in the TTS menu in the app.

We have detected an issue that effects PDF files in Japanese. This language is not always correctly detected and as a result, the app displays empty pages in such eBooks.

We are working to determine the reason for the issue and to resolve the problem.

FAQ

What is Media365?

Media365 is an online eBook platform aimed at self-publishing authors, publishers and readers.

As an author or publisher, you can upload your content and share it with a global audience. You earn money from the ads shown in your books and from user subscriptions.

As a reader you enjoy a rich catalog of eBooks, which are available for free. You can easily find the latest bestsellers, favorite classics, popular novels and more.

How can I publish my eBooks to Media365?

In order to publish your eBooks to Media365, you need to create an account, upload your file and contact us to request verification. Once you are verified as a publisher, your content will be listed in the Media365 catalog and will be accessible to a global audience of readers.

How can I read Media365 eBooks?

In order to read Media365 eBooks, you need to have the book reader app installed on your mobile device. We support both iOS and Android. You can view the full Media365 catalog via the website, but you cannot read an eBook directly in the website.

Can I read my own eBooks with the Media365 Book Reader app?

Yes, if you want to read your own books with the Media365 Book Reader app, you can import them from your device. Simply tap on the (+) sign and navigate to the eBooks you would like to import. Please note that you need to have a Media365 Premium Subscription in order to import formats other than EPUB or PDF.

Your imported eBooks are only stored locally and cannot be read across devices. If you would like to save them to your online account, you need to upload them to Media365 via the Android app.

Can I read eBooks offline?

Media365 eBooks are available to you for free in return for viewing ads. As ads require internet connection, you need to be online in order to read eBooks from the catalog. When you purchase a Premium Subscription you will receive a number of valuable benefits, one of which is offline reading mode for Media365 books.

Of course, you do not need a subscription in order to read your own eBooks (stored locally on your device) while you are offline.

What does the Media365 Premium Subscription contain?

The Media365 Premium Subscription offers the following benefits:

  • Read 50 000+ eBooks - Get access to our full catalog
  • 100% ad-free – Enjoy books without distraction
  • Offline mode – Read books without internet connection
  • Text-to-speech – Listen to books on the move (only available for EPUB formats)
  • Import various book formats - Convert different eBook formats to EPUB

The subscription prices vary with location and depend on the selected billing period.

Why do I still see ads even though I am a premium user?

If you have purchased the old one-time premium option, you enjoy only the premium features of the Android app itself. This option removes the ads from your own books and from the Library tab. However, you do not receive the premium benefits related to the content of the Media365 catalog.

We display ads within Media365 eBooks, as this is how we generate income for authors and publishers. Thus, you access the content for free in return for viewing ads. If you would like to remove the ads from Media365 books and read them offline, you can upgrade to the Media365 Premium Subscription. You will be offered the special price available for existing paid users of the app.

Can I listen to eBooks with the Media365 Book Reader app

The app offers a text-to-speech (TTS) feature with adjustable settings for volume and speed. It is a paid feature that it part of the Media365 Premium Subscription. Please note that TTS is available only for eBooks in EPUB format and you need to manually select the language in which the app will read the eBook via the Settings button in the TTS menu in the app.

What eBook formats can I read via the Media365 Book Reader app?

The app supports PDF and EPUB formats natively. In addition, as part of the Media365 Premium Subscription, you can convert many different eBook formats and read them with the Media365 Book Reader app:

  • 50 book formats for Android
  • 15 book formats for iOS

How can I upload my eBook(s) to Media365?

You can upload your eBooks either via the Publisher Portal or the Android app. Please note that eBook management, monitoring (downloads, reads, etc.) and monetization tracking are available only in the Publisher Portal.

What eBook formats can I upload to Media365?

You can upload both EPUB or PDF files. Please note that we highly recommend uploading EPUB files, because this eBook format allows for a much better reading experience for your readers.

How can I convert my Word document to an EPUB?

You can convert your eBook from a Word document to an EPUB using Calibre. Install Calibre on your computer, add the eBook in the virtual library and convert it to EPUB. Please make sure you prepare your text document in advance and format the chapters, titles and headings, using the Styles of Word. After you import your eBook in Calibre and proceed with the conversion, go through all available settings to adjust the eBook cover and its content. For more details, please review this page.

Alternatively, you can email us your original eBook file (e.g. RTF, DOC, DOCX) and we will convert it for you. Please note that the process will take a few business days and this service is not free. The cost depends on how time-consuming it will be to format and convert your eBook(s). After we receive the files, we will contact you and provide a quote.

I have uploaded my eBook, but it does not show up in the Media365 catalog. Why?

The Media365 catalog (the Discover tab in the app), where readers can browse for eBooks within different categories and in different languges, only displays eBooks from verified publishers. If you already are a verified publisher, please make sure that you are looking for your eBook in the correct language.

How can I become a verified publisher?

To become a verified publisher, please contact our team at: info@media365.com and provide proof that you are the legal rights holder of the content you have uploaded and want to publish to the Media365 platform. This can be done by either showing that you are listed as the author/publisher in the actual eBook or by providing other evidence, such as Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, websites, drafts, contracts, etc. We aim to make the verification process as easier as possible for you, so send us whatever you have and we will get back to you if we need any further information.

How do I earn money from my published eBooks?

You earn money from the ads people see while reading your books. You also get a share from the revenue from the Media365 Premium user subscriptions. Your revenue share is calculated based on how many of your books have been read in a given month. Thus, the more readers you have, the more money you will earn. The exact algorithm is proprietary and we are constantly monitoring and optimizing it to ensure fairness. You can monitor your books' performance and the generated income in the Revenue tab in the Publisher Portal.

When do I receive the payouts from my published eBooks?

Your earnings will be transferred to your PayPal account on a monthly basis (after the 15th of the month), after you have accumulated at least 100 USD. (Please make sure that you have filled in your PayPal account in your account info in the Publisher Portal.) Please note that you will need to verify yourself as a publisher before receiving any payouts.

Who owns the rights to the eBooks I upload to Media365?

You remain the owner of any and all rights to the eBooks you upload. Please familiarize yourself with the Media365 Content Guidelines before uploading content.

What should I do if I have identified illegal content?

We work hard to identify and take down illegal or pirated content and protect the real rights owners. However, sometimes pirated content may slip through and become available in our catalog. You can report such content by contacting us. Our takedown notice procedure can be found here.

Contact us

If you have any other questions or concerns related to the Media365 platform, please do not hesitate to contact us at: support@media365.com. We would be happy to assist you and improve your user experience.