05-29-2012 07:56 PM
I have 4 books on Barnes and Noble. Three of them say 'via Smashwords.' The 4th one does not. Do you have any idea why? I have all books on Smashwords as well.
05-29-2012 09:27 PM
Oh, I see.
The best way to do things in my opinion is to avoid SW altogether and other aggregators like them for too many reasons to mention, but the main two are that their converter tends to output epubs that can't pass Epub Check, and seeing "SmashWords" anywhere in your title listing is a dead giveaway that you're self-publishing, and most people will avoid self-published books like a disease.
Good luck with it.
05-30-2012 11:02 AM
05-30-2012 05:33 PM
I opt out of B&N and Kindle on Smashwords like the previous poster says, because I am already on these sites. Then Smashwords distributes your work to 4 or 5 other places in addition to their own site. I love having my work all over the place and I don't care if people know I am a self publisher. If you are good at what you do, people will find you. My theory is the more exposure you have = more sales.
05-30-2012 08:45 PM
Yes, you do need to unclick B&N on your Smashwords account - you are double dipping; selling through two places hence the two versions.
Smashwords is an excellent opportunity to sell your work at many retailers, you are on the right track.
10-11-2012 09:38 AM