Thursday, June 30, 2016

Eighth Annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sales Kicks off July 1

The 8th annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale kicks off July 1 and runs through July 31.

This promotion represents a massive collaborative effort where thousands of Smashwords authors and small independent publishers show their appreciation to readers by offering their titles at exclusive deep discounts of 25% off, 50% off, 75% off and FREE.

Smashwords authors and publishers can enroll your books now by clicking to our Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale enrollment page.

The promotional catalog will be featured on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can filter participating books by bestsellers, reviews, categories, sub-categories, book length, percentage-off and other options.

Here are some direct links to the participating titles (hyperlinks will activate July 1):

By discount levels

25% off
50% off
75% off

By high level and specific categories 

Bestsellers (all categories)
Newest releases

Bestselling fiction

Bestselling non-fiction

Bestselling romance

Bestselling women's fiction

Bestselling erotica

Bestselling thrillers

Bestselling mysteries
Bestselling historical fiction
Bestselling sci-fi
Bestselling fantasy
Bestselling young adult novels

Why Summer/Winter? 

Curious why we call it Summer/Winter?  Smashwords serves readers around the globe.  It's summer in the Northern hemisphere and winter in the Southern hemisphere.  Whether readers are looking for a great beach read or a something to warm their spirits in front of the fireplace, they'll find thousands of great ebooks in this sale.

Please help celebrate these authors by sharing links to the promotion with your friends on social media. If you find a bunch of great books in the sale, let your friends know!



Pamela Cummins said...

I'm always happy to have my eBooks in the annual sale and to find great deals. What is really awesome is that #IndiePrideDay falls on the start date of the sale. Happy reading and writing to all!

Michel said...

Good idea but why ask authors to enroll a mere 24 hours before going life?

Dovetail Public Relations said...

Hi Michel. Since enrollment was invisible to readers until July 1 and the promo runs an entire month, we didn't see a lot of advantage to announcing much earlier. I'm curious - how far in advance would you like to be notified, and how would you have managed your promotion differently? Thanks in advance.

Michel said...

Hi Mark,

The lead time doesn't have to be huge: 2 or 3 days is ample especially if it is before a weekend. I understand that technical books are not the largest category on Smashwords but i do know from the access logs on my blog that the intended public is most active on weekends.
But a single day is just too short if you are a parttime writer and travelling around the world for my day job.


-- Michel.