Smashwords Author Alerts

Smashwords has added an awesome new feature: Smashwords Alerts. When readers sign up, Smashwords will send them an email alert whenever the authors they’re following publish something new. To send alerts an author doesn’t need to do anything; they just happen, thanks to Smashwords’ system. To follow and author, readers need to log into their Smashwords account at http://Smashwords.com, then find…

For Cover designers and Formatters

I know this blog is primarily aimed at authors, but many of us moonlight as cover designers or formatters (such as myself and Stephannie Beman) so I wanted to share this from Smashwords:  (I copied it directly from their site updates page. If you have any questions please contact smashwords as I don’t have the answers. Sorry. )   **Mark’s List open…

How to Get a Cheap Book Cover… UPDATED!

I’ve recently updated my how to book How to Get a Cheap Book Cover by Joleene Naylor. Updates include: A tutorial on how to use Create Space’s cover creator A tutorial on how to make an ebook cover in Paint.Net Fixed broken links Added new links Fixed a couple of typos Updated information on acceptable file types If you’ve…

How to Publish on Smashwords

(this is a companion to How to Publish on Create Space and How to Use Create Space Cover creator) Go to smashwords.com, log in and click the Publish option in the overhead menu: (You’ll notice I have a “requires attention warning – this is because I have a “test” book that is archived and unpublished…

Smashwords to Distribute to Mobile Apps

Raise your hands if you have a smart phone loaded with apps. Now raise your hands if you have no idea what I’m talking about. Smart phones, tablets and other devices are taking the world by storm, but I know a lot of people who don’t have one. My mother, for example. So I thought…

Smashwords has big news!!

In fact, it’s so big that rather than tell you myself I’m going to just send you to their blog!Smashwords BIG announcement!*   *hint – read ALL the way to the end & Happy April 1st 😉  

More on Smashwords

This is a post in response to Ruth’s post of 2/6 re: Pricing and Smashwords. I’m not addressing the pricing but would like to share my experience about SW’s. It seems more appropriate to do it as a post here than a comment there so here it is: My experience with Smashwords has been quite…