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Smashwords, a distributor of indie ebooks
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Smashwords Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
This past Sunday marked ten years since the public launch of Smashwords on May 6, 2008. Wow, what a difference ten years makes. Ten ye...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Publishing in the Classroom - How Los Gatos High School Helped Hundreds of Students Become Published Authors
Does love of reading open doors for readers? The answer is yes! The knowledge, stories and deep-meaning found in books help readers exploi...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Smashwords Enters Audiobook Market with Findaway Voices
Smashwords today entered the audiobook market via a partnership with Findaway Voices. Over 100,000 Smashwords authors and publishers now...
Monday, February 5, 2018
New 2018 Edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide Offers 65 Book Marketing Ideas
The new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide is now available. Click to your favorite retailer to download it now for fr...
Friday, January 26, 2018
How to Earn Free Press Coverage
Have you ever read a news story or watched a TV interview and thought, "They should have interviewed me for this story!" ? If ...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Social Media Strategies for Authors
Today in part five of my six-part marketing series, I take a look at social media strategies for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Social ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
25 Book Promotion Tips - Part Four in the Smart Author Podcasts Six-Part Series on Book Marketing
Today in Episode 13 of the Smart Author podcast, I present part four in my six-part series on book marketing. In this episode, I share 2...
Friday, January 5, 2018
Autopilot Book Marketing
The majority of your readership will come from readers who stumbled across your book. Maybe the reader was looking for a book like it. ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Smashwords 2017 Year in Review and 2018 Preview
Welcome to my annual Smashwords year in review for 2017 and preview of the year ahead. I’d like to start first with a big shout out to S...
2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence?
Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie natio...
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