Wednesday, February 14, 2024

15th Annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Sale Begins March 3rd

Clear your calendar and save the dates!

The 15th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week sale kicks off Sunday, March 3rd and runs through Saturday, March 9th.

Read an Ebook Week is the world's longest-running global celebration of ebooks and the readers who love them.  

For one week only, thousands of the world's most popular indie authors will show their appreciation to readers by offering exclusive deep discounts on over 100,000 participating titles.  Discount levels are 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% (free!)

Read an Ebook Week was the original super sale at Smashwords.  It inspired our other major super sale traditions, the Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale and the Smashwords End of Year Sale.

The creator of Read an Ebook Week, Rita Toews, is a long time Smashwords author.  You can find an interview I did back in 2012 with Rita at the Huffington Post here.

Back in 2022, Rita transferred leadership of Read an Ebook Week over to Smashwords so she could focus on a serious health issue. We're pleased to share, with Rita's permission, that she has confounded her doctors and is doing much better than expected. But she's not out of the woods. Rita says she would appreciate positive healing thoughts and prayers from her Smashwords community of authors and readers.

Authors and Publishers: Enroll Now

Smashwords authors and publishers can visit the sale enrollment page to add their books to the sale.  Authors and publishers who distribute to the Smashwords store via Draft2Digital can enroll from their Draft2Digital dashboard before February 29.

Visit our official Read an Ebook Week event page for official branded graphics you can download to celebrate your participation with your friends on social media.

Celebrate the Love

When you discover great deals your friends would enjoy, please do the author a favor and share a hyperlink to their book on social media so your friends can get in on the same great deal while it lasts.

Enjoy, and please tell a friend!