My Thoughts on the Smashwords 2015 Survey

In case anyone doesn’t know, once a year, Mark Coker does a survey to track sales across their distribution channels to see what common things the bestselling self-published books have in common. Here’s the link if you want to view the slideshow I wanted to import the slideshow into this post, but my tech know-how isn’t…

A Case for Pre-Orders

Whether you do a pre-order or not is up to you, but I thought I’d take time to discuss the advantages of them in case you’re wondering if they’re worth it or not. Why do Pre-Orders? Make things easier. I had done some pre-orders last year, and I took for granted how much easier it…

Are Pre-Orders Right For You?

I’m sure you guys have already gotten the KDP email announcing pre-orders for all indie authors.  If not, it’ll probably be coming in your inbox soon.  Basically, you can do a pre-order up to 90 days before your book’s release. It’s up to you whether or not you want to do this.  But from my…

Pre-Orders: Is It For You?

Smashwords has just announced they are allowing pre-orders for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the Apple iBookstore.  Here’s the link for the details if interested.  It’s in the beta stages which seems to imply that some snags could be possible. I’ve heard a lot about authors wanting a pre-order option on various forums, so I’m…