Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Read an Ebook Week Kicks off Sunday March 5

The 9th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion kicks off this Sunday March 5 and runs through end of day March 11.

Thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration featuring thousands of FREE and deep-discounted ebooks. 

Authors and Publishers:  Enrollment is now open at https://www.smashwords.com/dashboard/sitewidePromos   With a few clicks, you can enroll your books into coupon categories of 25% off, 50% off, 75% off or FREE.

Readers: When the promotion goes live on Sunday, visit the promotional catalog at https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1 and be sure to check back often because thousands of new books will join the promotion during the week.

The special home page catalog enables readers to browse by coupon discount and filter by category, bestseller status, word count and multiple other factors.  We also note the title's coupon on individual book pages to encourage browsers to become customers. 

The sale is being promoted to over one million Smashwords customers.  Don't miss out!

Please help spread the word to your fellow readers, authors and publishers.

How to Join the Celebration

Here's a quick checklist to help you get the most out of the Read an Ebook Week event:

  1. Authors and publishers:  Enroll your books at https://www.smashwords.com/dashboard/sitewidePromo.   If you're not yet publishing with Smashwords, now's a great time to get started.  Visit https://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords to learn how.
  2. Visit the Smashwords Read an Ebook Week event page at https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek where you'll find downloadable buttons, banners and images you can share on social media to promote your participation in the event.  You'll also find convenient links to several retailers offering free ebooks.
  3. For the story behind Read an Ebook Week, check out my interview with Smashwords author Rita Toews who founded this event 12 years ago - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker/the-story-behind-read-an_b_487343.html or visit her official Read an Ebook Week Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Read-an-E-Book-Week-193882590629749
  4.  Every day during the week long sale, celebrate on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, blog, private mailing lists) that you're participating in the event.  Be sure to include a hyperlink to the promotional catalog at https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1
  5. Readers:  When you discover a great deal, share it with your friends on social media.  Be sure to tag the author (find their Twitter and Facebook addresses on their Smashwords author profile page) so they know you downloaded their book!
  6. Authors and publishers:  If you haven't done so already, complete your Smashwords Interview at https://www.smashwords.com/manageinterview/info  This is a great chance for you to connect with current and prospective readers on an entirely new level by sharing the story behind the author!  Once you complete your interview, share it on social media.
  7. The official hashtags for the promotion are #Smashwords and #ebookweek17

This promotion is exclusive to the Smashwords store.  It will not impact prices at other retailers.  Enjoy!


Michel said...

Thank you Mark, in particular to announce this well in time for me to take action :-)

I immediately enrolled. Hope this will again be a success for writers and readers alike!

Joleene Naylor said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Ripley King said...

I'm in, in full!

Liam Robert Mullen said...

I don't see any extra downloads?

Unknown said...

When we announce this to our e-mail lists, do we need to give them a coupon code to be applied at checkout, or are discounts applied automatically at checkout?

Alan said...

Hmm, I'm really interested about how do you feel about e-books, is it good for you or no? I know a lot of essay writers , and most of them said that e-books kills reading. They think that there is nothing better then usual paper book. In it is much more esthetics then in e-book, and it's really great if you go to the library for a new interesting book. Now I'm writing an essay for my college about "Book VS e-book" and I'm really interested to know your opinion.
I'll be really glad if someone will answered me :)