A journal entry written by Lee Sonogan
Busy developing all sorts of stuff atm, Smashwords.com has caught my attention. Seeing everyone creating sale funnels everywhere, my promoting/selling game needs improvement that will be achieved in specific niche platforms/markets. Archives, directories and other self-publishing mean for free positing have there own benefits and negatives. Planning a launch for new content soon, is Smashwords worth it to distribute your own content?
It seemly is a fat yes for the sake of being listed on more than one website other than Amazon Kindle reach. Being the whole point to increase your brand’s network, the manuscripts ae shared to Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Page Foundry, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Blio, txtr, Library Direct, Baker-Taylor, Axis360, OverDrive, Scribd, Bibliotheca CloudLibrary and Odilo. I have a lot of work to do formatting to get my existing and to come books, getting it all mentioned in this paragraph.
Other features of the website include coupons, affiliates, search engine exposure and more. A no brainer to a certain degree, it is an extra piece to implement during a major upcoming release. Speaking of that, I have considered another book company with IngramSpark but there has got to be a local place near where I live that is print on demand and cheap for hard copies. Regardless, overall this option is intriguing and has more potential than for example my shop over on Entertainment Culture Online.