Advantage Smashwords – Distribution

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Advantage Smashwords – Distribution

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Advantage Smashwords – Distribution

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Intro

The previous two days, I posted the “advantages” linked to above, for both Scribd and Amazon.

Today I list a very important consideration and advantage for Smashwords, their distribution range.

Yes, iTunes distributes world-wide, as does Amazon and Kobo. And Barnes & Noble is expanding.

And yes, one can upload to them individually. Actually I have one or two books in iTunes and Barnes and Noble and Kobo. I left those in there so I could keep my account, but removed the other titles to be able to handle in one swoop via Smashwords.

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Smashwords Distributes To :

There are so many options (one can also opt out), I think the best thing is to simply list what’s currently available.

This list usually is expanding, though recently, I believe, Sony went out of the ebook business.

I’ve also notated what I might or might not know about that channel.

Sony – no longer in eBook business

Barnes & Noble – growing distribution channels

Kobo – wide distribution

Amazon – very wide distribution, but limited availability via Smashwords

Apple – very wide distribution, possibility of an ebook subscription service?

Diesel – no longer in eBook business

Page Foundry – not familiar with

Baker & Taylor – distributes to libraries, but no personal experience beyond that

Blio – ditto

txtr – new subscription service, coming soon?

Library Direct – i’ve opted out, not clear on how this works

Baker-Taylor Axis360 – no personal experience

OverDrive – huge potential, unfulfilled at the time of this post

Flipkart – distribution into India, no knowledge beyond that

Oyster – good distribution system, limited success for me so far

Scribd – great customer and writer contact service, good sales channel so far

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Additional Advantages of Smashwords Wide Distribution

  • Non-exclusivity
  • Option to opt-out
  • Set royalty rates across the board
  • One stop submission and distribution

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My New Thriller

Smashwords extensive distribution channels, and my ability to upload directly to most of the major channels myself (doesn’t apply at this time to Scribd, Oyster, and OverDrive; maybe others, but not concerned with those at this time).

That gives me my direction for my newest work, a novella thriller, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

Preview on Goodreads

Preview on Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23150209-one-night-in-the-hill-country

For a probable Vermont image intensive ebook for later this year, that probably won’t be the case as has been with other image books I’ve produced. File size will be a steering factor in my choice then. See my post, Advantage Amazon KDP – File Size.

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Tomorrow

Reminder, tomorrow’s post is: Advantage Amazon KDP – Ease of Publishing.

I’ll have a very specific example.

Thanks so much (smiles)

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namaste´- con dios – god be with you

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

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