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Draft2Digital Acquires Smashwords

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Just got this from the good folks at D2D: Draft2Digital is Acquiring Smashwords! It’s true… it’s happening… and we know it’s going to come as a shock. But we absolutely could not be more excited about what this means for the indie author community! You can read the full details of the announcement on this blog post. But the short version is that both Draft2Digital and Smashwords have always shared a common goal for the self-publishing community: We believe that it is our mission and our honor to empower authors to not only fulfill their publishing dreams, but to thrive … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Smashing It With Smashwords

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Writers, do you use Smashwords? Why or why not? Share your thoughts and tips for getting the most out of this book vendor. Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

FOR WRITERS: How Do You Distribute eBooks?

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Richard Wood: What ebook distribution channels do you use? Amazon is almost mandatory I presume but what else do you use? Smashwords seems to handle the most formats and I understand distributes to Kobo, B&N Nook, Apple and possibly others. One quite successful LGBT author indicated that she uses Amazon and Smashwords and her books seem to be widely available. What are other options to maximize distribution? Join the chat

DO IT YOURSELF WEEK: Day Three – Getting Your Books Out There

Welcome to the second annual DIY week at QSF. We’ve got a great line-up of topics for the week, some of which are moderated – but in general, we’ll just share information about how to start and manage a small press: Thursday: Alicia Nordwell – Getting Your Books Out There; Amazon; Other Venues Friday: Loren Rhoads – Promoting Your Work Saturday: Hannah Walker – Mistakes to Avoid, Mistakes to Make, Keeping Up Your Morale; Sunday: Dawn Chapman – Starting Your Own Press/Crowdfunding You’ve completed your grand opus. You’ve decided to self publish. You’ve got your first book edited, formatted, and … Read more