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2014 Smashwords Survey Reveals New Opportunities for Indie ...


Jul 6, 2014 ... Ebook bestsellers become bestsellers based on multiple Viral ... sell more copies and earn the author more money than books that don't utilized preorders. ... For the many Smashwords authors who are reluctant to experiment with free ... The big publishers have been caught with their pants down and are ...

Smashwords: Smashwords Publishes 250,000th Book


Sep 4, 2013 ... The $3.99 indie earns about $2.50 for every book sold, whereas the ... will sell over four times as many copies as a book priced over $10.00. ... Authors who reach the most readers today will have the largest fan ... have "met" JD Nixon, the best writer ever, or the many other great indie authors I now follow.



You are selling copies of your book through the decisions you make every step of the way. ... Find relevant book bloggers, Goodreads users and Amazon Top Reviewers and ... All of these websites—CreateSpace, KDP and Smashwordshave sales ..... As has been pointed out in many blog posts on the subject of Kindle ...

What are the annual revenues for Smashwords? - Quora


Fred Zimmerman, Publisher with more than 200 books in print. 261 Views ... How many copies have been sold of the most popular books on Smashwords?

Smashwords: Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult from Here ...


Nov 19, 2014 ... For indie (self-published) authors, there's never been a better time to publish an ebook. ... Self-publishing platforms like Smashwords have transferred ... The biggest threat to every indie or traditionally-published author is the glut of ... were forced to return slow-selling books to make room for new releases.

Interview with Smashwords Founder Mark Coker


YOUNG MONEY: How many books are currently published on Smashwords? ... Four factors will drive ebooks to become more popular than print books: 1. ... And thanks to new digital self publishing advances, the barriers to publishing have been eliminated. ... It's a form of copy protection designed to combat illegal piracy .

Amazon, Smashwords, Oh My: Where And How To Sell Ebooks ...


I've now self-published some reasonably successful books and I have more on ... Kindles are dominant, and the non-Kindle ebook platforms have been ... When it comes to e-readers, there are a lot of different formats; the most popular is EPUB. ... hit Amazon, because the vast majority of ebooks are sold for Amazon Kindle.

"Amazon Is Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns," says Smashwords ...


Oct 22, 2012 ... Every indie should get their books distributed to as many retailers as possible. ... Smashwords-distributed authors have seen impressive growth at these ..... Smashwords titles routinely scale the bestseller lists at these retailers. ...... book, ' Aegean Dream' has been available, it's sold over 3,000 copies...

There's a $3 Sweet Spot For eBooks, But $6 eBooks Earn More ...


Apr 26, 2012 ... There's long been a debate about the best price for ebooks, but very ... It will sell more than 6 times as many copies and make 86% more per title. ... For example, Mark also plotted the average length of ebooks vs the number of copies sold. Smashwords' bestsellers (the top 50) generally averaged a length ....

Have you ever felt the urge to drop Smashwords? - Goodreads


Jul 26, 2014 ... You might not have many readers outside the Kindle YET, but you never know ..... I've sold more books (paperback) at book signings, personal appearances .... On Smashwords it had sold only two copies in twelve months. .... Now newbie as I may have been to publishing years ago when the 'Publish on ...

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New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks


May 8, 2013 ... How many words are the bestselling authors selling for a penny? ... Shorter Book Titles Appear to Have Slight Sales Advantage ... How Price Impacts Unit Sales Volume: Lower Priced Books (usually) Sell More Copies .... Last year's presentation on Slideshare has already been viewed over 75,000 times ...

Smashwords – About Smashwords


Most of our books are affordably priced and multi-format. ... services and books to authors, Smashwords earns all its income selling your ebooks to readers. ... Many Smashwords authors have been previously published in print through mainstream ... Ebook Publishing Best Practices (learn the secrets of the bestsellers)

Smashwords: Six Tips to Bring Your Book Back from the Doldrums ...


Mar 2, 2013 ... The #1 bestselling book today at Apple is Never Too Far by Abbi Glines ... If your book has been out for more than three months and it's not selling well and you ... (even still, a few copies a day is way above average for most authors). ... When a reader is browsing book listings, they're looking to have their ...

Smashwords: Scribd Cuts Romance Catalog


Jun 30, 2015 ... We of course want to keep as many of your authors and titles on Scribd as we can, ... The point of the purge is to eliminate the most popular (i.e. most ... start devaluing their books is the moment that all single-copy retailers will feel ..... I have been asking Scribd since June 15th where all the books went and ...

About Smashwords — Support FAQ


Most Smashwords books are readable on any e-reading device. ... sell over 300,000 original ebooks, including many New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. ... Many Smashwords authors have topped the charts using our preorder tools. .... Navigate from your computer to the /kindle folder and copy the . mobi file here.