Spreading the word

Nadine and I are constantly at work to spread the work of our authors as far and wide as we can. As you may know Nadine has been using the cover images to place on products on a whole range of shops, while I have been re-discovering Smashwords.

Smashwords has grown a lot in the last few years, with more options in terms of distribution and many more useful tools. I have to admit that in the early days it was not easy to get books accepted by Apple, mainly because of technical requirements for cross channel conversion, so I just gave up, using the excuse (partly true) that Apple e-book sales are only a small percentage of their business.

Getting e-books into acceptable shape for Apple is still complicated, but smashwords has provided all kinds of tips and tricks to get past the acceptance criteria. It has been a learning curve, but we now have a few books on Smashwords with a steady flow of more to follow. I started with authors that are most active in marketing.Here are some links for you to try:

Liesel Teversham

Nadine May

David Ash

Sharon Hamilton-Green

Smashwords also sells on the a number of other platforms including Flip Kart the biggest e-book retailer in India, which holds huge potential for our body, mind, spirit authors.

Baker & Taylor

gains access to libraries in the USA as well as their own selling platform.

Smashwords also has uselful tools to track the traffic on each book, views, sample downloads and actual purchases.

Please let me know if you would like your book enlisted in this program. It will require some support from you on the principle of “You help us. we help you”. We are excited about the prospects and hope that you are too.

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