Show Notes – Smashwords’ Jim Azevedo
Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King
Readers and writers check out this resource for free ebooks and easy ebook publishing! Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks, is our guest on Writing Works Wonders for this episode. Marketing Director, Jim Azevedo reveals insights into reading and publishing worldwide. Discover how to maximize it’s benefits! Why does Smashwords proclaim it “makes it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and thousands of libraries. Do you think you might find a new book to read among the 88,000 free ebooks they have? You don’t want to miss this resource and interview. Buckle up! It’s story time 🙂
Bonus feature- In the question and answer session, you will discover four of our participamts are authors who have published with smashwords! Learn about their experiences and insights into this platform.
- Smashwords website – https://www.smashwords.com
- Reader free sign-up https://www.smashwords.com/signup/
Resources- and – Videos for Aspiring Authors
- Smashwords Style Guide – this free ebook walks authors through the step-by-step process of preparing their original manuscript to be converted into an ebook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
- Smashwords Book Marketing Guide – this free ebook includes about 60 tips and techniques to help authors reach more readers: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305
- Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success – this free ebook unveils 30 best practices of bestselling ebook authors: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431
- Smashwords Podcast: https://www.smashwords.com/podcast
- Smashwords YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Smashwords
Benefits of Smashwords
- Over 88,000 ebooks available FREE!
- Over 580,000 low-cost multi-format ebooks from the world’s best indie authors
- All books are DRM-free because Smashwords and our authors trust you
- Directly support over 150,000 indie authors who earn the highest royalties (up to 80% list price) from the Smashwords Store.
- And more…
- Simplicity – We make ebook publishing fast, free and easy!
- Reach more readers – Global distribution to multiple ebook retailers and libraries
- Earn more – Earn 60-80% list as your royalty
- FREE professional publishing tools
- Save time – Consolidated Smashwords distribution helps you spend more time writing and less time managing multiple upload platforms
- Reputation – Smashwords is the world’s largest and most trusted indie ebook distributor. Join over 150,000 authors and small independent presses that publish and distribute with Smashwords!
- Distribution of yiur ebooks to library databases
- And more…
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