I came across a website called Smashwords this week (which is actually responsible for leading me here to Publetariat…Thanks, Mark!). For those who may not know, Smashwords is a new Ebook Estore that was just launched last May. It’s an excellent opportunity for indie authors to upload their work at no cost and instantly have it available to readers in a multitude of formats. You also set your own price and get to collect 85% of the royalties.
I uploaded my most recent book, Stealing Wishes, and I have to say I’m well pleased. I’m selling it there for just $3.99. That’s almost $1.50 cheaper than buying it for your Kindle direct from Amazon. My book’s page also allowed me to include tags to help find the book, links to websites where readers can buy hard copies, and my book trailer.
Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, has a great thing going on and you should definitely check it out! With the Ebook craze quickly catching on, a site like Smashwords puts indie authors ahead of the game!