Friday, February 19, 2010

Smashwords Sponsors Read an Ebook Week March 7-13

Smashwords is again an enthusiastic sponsor this year of Read an Ebook Week, an international literary event that kicks off March 7 and runs through March 13. The event is dedicated to celebrating the joys of ebooks.

Book lovers can join in on the celebration by downloading a treasure trove of deep-discounted ebooks from Smashwords as well as the multiple other ebook retailers and personal author websites offering ebook specials.

Like last year, we've created a special RAEW catalog that allows Smashwords authors and publishers to enroll their books in the promotion at discount levels of 25%-off, 50%-off, and free (100%-off!). I expect we'll offer over 1,000 deep-discounted Smashwords ebooks.

Participating authors and publishers will benefit from promotion.

The special Smashwords RAEW catalog, which goes live March 7, will receive promotion at the top of the Smashwords home page, and will also appear in our Stanza catalog on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and in our Aldiko catalog for Android phones. And last but not least, the catalog will receive promotion at the Read an Ebook Week website.

If you're a Smashwords author or publisher, you can enroll your books in the promotion by visiting the enrollment page.

If you're not yet a Smashwords author or publisher (why not??), visit the How to Publish at Smashwords page to learn how simple it is. Once you upload your book(s), you can enroll in the free promotion.

I also encourage those of you with blogs and websites to help promote the event by posting one or more the various promotional banners you find at the RAEW banner page on your own sites.

For more information on Read an Ebook Week, visit, or check out the Smashwords press release.

Enjoy the great reads and tell a friend!

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