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Why Smashwords ?


I self-published my novel nearly seven years ago. At first, I was using FastPencil; with a print and ebook edition distributed to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and a number of other retailers…  In September of last year, I switched to Smashwords. That meant dropping the production of the print version; but, one day, I may […]

#Smashwords 2017 #Survey


 If you’re not familiar with Smashwords, it’s a space for authors to self-publish, with no upfront fees (and, with distribution to the most important retailers); plus, of course, a space for readers to find a wealth of books… And, comparing it with Amazon is simple—Smashwords actually goes to great effort to help authors sell books… And, […]

#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 […]