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#BreakingNews ~ #Smashwords and the #SmartAuthor


Here I am again, foregoing a re-blog for more details about Mark Coker, Smashwords, and the new Podcast Series, Smart Author…  I did a post back on the 25th about this breakout podcast… That post has the schedule of audios up through November… These podcasts are coming from a man who has the most successful […]

Soon, #Smashwords Will Be an Even Nicer Place for #Publishing…


I’ve been publishing for nearly 13 years; however, almost 7 years ago, I got very serious about it—I used FastPencil to publish a novel that I now give away on Smashwords…  The weird thing is that I’ve known Smashwords is a very cool place to publish for all those nearly 7 years; but then, I […]

Perhaps More Writers Should Aspire to Be Like Edgar Allan Poe…?


As a preface to the main text of this post, I offer a statement fraught with truth (and, perhaps, fear, for some…): “…most books, both traditionally published and self-published, don’t sell well. Whether your book is intended to inspire, inform or entertain, millions of other books and media forms are competing against you for your […]

2017 Survey of Ebook Trends and Data


Both Smashwords and its Founder Mark Coker have been on this blog many times… Here’s what Smashwords has to say for itself: “Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks {over 430,000}.  We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to […]

Read An E-Book Week ~ March 5 – 11


No re-blog today because “The 9th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion kicks off this Sunday…” And, from the announcement on the Smashwords blog: “Thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration featuring thousands of FREE and deep-discounted ebooks. “ “When the promotion goes live on Sunday, visit the promotional […]