Expanding your market – Smashwords

Ok, I’m sure many already knew this, but this is a journey for me and I’m learning as I go (and search and read and…).

Smashwords!  Plain and simple.  I started my publishing through Createspace and it’s been easy and great.  Then I did a direct publish of my ebook through Amazon (KDP).  So where else can you sell through?  What about getting your content on an iPhone, or selling through Barnes & Noble?  This is where Smashwords comes into play!

I had heard about it, but I thought it was just a different venue to get your book published, and I already chose Createspace.  Not the case, and why limit yourself!  SW is where you can upload your ebook and they convert into to multiple formats so that anyone and everyone can read it.  If someone wants to buy it and read it on their PC: go for it.  iPhone?  Check!  B&N?  Got it!

And it’s pretty easy.  They do have strict guidelines for how to format your book, but it’s just a matter of changing some formatting and uploading it.  And if it doesn’t pass their initial check, try it again!

Oh, did I mention the cost?  Nothing.  Well, sort of.  They simply take a portion of your sales.  But the best part: you are out there in much more multiple locations.

So, don’t sit on the sidelines on this one.  Be Nike and Just Do it!!!

Here’s my page on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/edwardgarbowskijr

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