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Draft2Digital: An Alternative To Smashwords

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As I’ve been dipping my foot back into the self publishing pool, some things have gone exactly as expected or better.  Amazon and Barnes and Noble got Riven up within 24 hours.  And I got through the Smashwords meatgrinder really quickly, with only one small detail I had to change with a bit of random garbage […]

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Update on the Smashwords Sneak Peek Option

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A couple of weeks ago, I posited that you could use Smashwords to create sneak peeks of your buyable works to have out there for free and that it would produce greater exposure among those people who just like to troll free stuff, who wouldn’t have found you anyway.  Traditional publishers do this all over […]

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Pondering The Freebie

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One of the often lamented aspects of self publishing is that despite the myriad of awesome opportunities we have to publish digitally through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others, we do not have the opportunity to give stuff away for free like the publishing companies do. Or do we? Certainly we can’t list work for […]

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Borders, You Should Be Ashamed

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So I read the announcement about Borders partnering with Bookbrewer a while back and have been saving my commentary on it for a day when I didn’t have anything else I wanted to talk about. The short version, I think Borders should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Now if they had rolled out BookBrewer as […]