Guest Author Interview with Alfred J. Garrotto

Al Garrotto is an example of a prolific writer who has experienced both traditional and self-publishing. His genres are as varied as his publishing experiences. What inspired you to write your first book? I had just changed careers in midlife when the writing bug bit me.

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Release Your Next Ebook as a Preorder

Tweet Before you hit that “publish” button on your next ebook, consider the advantages of preorder. The obvious benefit is time to do advance marketing. You can begin building an audience by revealing one chapter at a time on your Facebook page or on your website. Tweet an interesting line or plot hint.  During the […]

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Sony Reader Store Closes

Smashwords announced today that Sony, one of the pioneers of the ebook market is closing its U.S. and Canada store effective March 20th. If your books are listed with Sony, they will simply disappear after that date.

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Do Indie Ebook Authors Earn More Than Traditionally Published Authors?

According to a recent Smashwords study, the answer is yes. Indie Ebook authors earn 3 to 5 times higher royalty percentages.

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Attention Smashwords Authors – Ebook Week is Coming!

If you haven’t received word yet, Smashwords is running an international promotion week starting tomorrow, March 3rd. If you have a book on Smashwords, you can offer it at a discount

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Another Reason to Upload Your Ebook to Smashwords

If your ebook is on Smashwords, it can now be available through the Apple iBookstore, which has a global reach to 50 countries.

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Smashwords Reaches 100,000 Ebook Milestone

Four-year-old Smashwords is gaining real traction. New global markets are openings up. Millions more readers will have access to our books.

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Mark Coker Helps Agents Assist Authors in Indie Ebook Publishing

In a recent post, Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, said he was so excited about the opportunity for literary agents to help their clients do indie eBooks that he created a new road map for them.

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What’s the Next Chapter in Indie Publishing?

According to Mark Coker of Smashwords, the future of the independent publishing process will include literary agents.

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