Smashwords authors and publishers have specific needs and beefs. This forum is a chance
to generate discussion, find new marketing friends, get reviewed, and to see how others are using Smashwords to grow their writing careers.—Neil Crabtree
I have published two books on Smashwords. I think I have a pretty good handle on formatting Word docs for submission. One technique that I have used to generate interest in my books is to give away my first novel for free(Ebook only). My third novel will be published in Nov.. We’ll see if my strategy worked.
I have known Mark Coker, the owner of Smashwords for a while. I saw him at NINC a few weeks ago and had time to talk to him. He is one of the most intelligent guys I know. And a very big believer in self publishing–one who is not afraid to take on the big guys in public. Look for much more to come from him in the future.
I just released two…[Read more]
i have just published my first novel on Smashwords on 12/11/2010 and approved for distribution on 12/18/2010. the ebook, Call Off the Dogs, is historical fiction novel based on a CIA undercover character who uncovers another shooter in the Assassination of President Kennedy. the ebook has already been published on Amazon but i am excited about the…[Read more]
Henry Baum is the Featured Author at Smashwords Books Reviewed now, talking about the American Book of the Dead, his life as a writer, and the hope of a grateful nation.
Check it out;
Everyone should read my feature on Jason McIntyre, who has the Number 1 Bestseller at Smashwords.com for the past 90 days. He actually sells more at Smashwords.com than at Amazon.com and the other sites. He gave terrific answers to my questions, like, how the hell did you do this? and shows the importance of the local market in Indie book…[Read more]
I know I’ve been guilty of having those typos slip by, but I also find them in stuff from Project Gutenberg and books in general. Sometimes a reader will send me corrections and I appreciate it, but I tend to fix them up on Feedbooks before Smashwords, because it seems every time I upload a new version of the same document to Smashwords, the…[Read more]
Now at Smashwords Books Reviewed, my post is Why You’re Not Getting Reviewed. This article lists the things that discourage me from spending time on promoting someone else’s writing. One of the main thing is a lack of marketing effort by the writer. I don’t intend to be the only one who has ever read your book, is my point. Please check out the…[Read more]
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