For those who do not know, I rely on Smashwords to get my books across multiple mediums like the iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc.
Lately, my service with Smashwords has been quite lackluster. Stolen is still not in the iBookstore and all of my three of books have yet to be submitted to Amazon. Don’t get me wrong, I like Smashwords and I will continue to rely on them to get my books on Barnes & Nobles and Kobo, but I realize that it’s time to get my hands dirty and deal with problem myself. (If you want something done right, do it yourself!)
Therefore, I used Kindle Direct Publishing and uploaded Bitten and Stolen into the Amazon Store. (Thank you, S.J.Wright!) It worked and finally, both novellas are published. However, I was not able to price the books for free. I am very upset by this, thinking that it would not be a problem but apparently it is. Even if I were to buy their yearly membership for 39$ (trust me, I would have paid for it.), I would still have to put the minimum price of 0.99$ for each book.
If, by chance, you have already paid for them, please know that the next one will be of NO CHARGE and that you can get it directly on Smashwords. Just download the .mobi file and sync it manually with your Kindle.
I know a few beginner writers are looking for ways to make a quick buck, but as for now, this strategy doesn’t apply to me. I enjoy writing and I’m having fun doing it. I’m also still learning the craft and starting to have a deep respect for it.
All I want in return from my readers is either a review, a comment or a “Like” on Facebook. That’s it! That’s all!
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On the next blog post: Tentative Date for the next installment!