I find it very frustrating sometimes to talk to Kindle owners who say they’d love to read one of my ebooks but they have to shop at Amazon for ebooks because they own a Kindle.
Amazon isn’t the ONLY place a Kindle owner can shop for ebooks! So, okay, obviously I don’t publish at Amazon. And sure, they currently own a big corner lot on that ebook market avenue… for now that is… and maybe I’m missing out on a few downloads and sales at the moment, but Smashwords is rapidly closing that gap! To be honest, most Smashwords authors prefer the business ethics of Mark Coker and his team who tirelessly work on behalf of Indy Writers from all across the globe!
Mark is dedicated to his Indy writers and ensures we have the best information available, via emailed announcements and his regular blog posts, YouTube videos with tutorials and other fascinating broadcasts, in addition to his various free downloads specifically designed to help Indy writers get the most out of ebook publishing. All this to make sure we are kept abreast of cutting edge e-publication facts, figures, industry trends, future changes, and he is reachable!
Yes! When I send an email to Mark’s Smashwords email account (yup, he has one just for that purpose), he responds… every time! As a published writer, that is HUGE! To have that kind of access to someone ‘in-the-know’ about the Indy writing industry is virtually unheard of in today’s writing world, let alone businesses as a whole. His responses are personal, straight forward, and directly related to your questions. No electronically-generated canned answers!
Smashwords makes it easy for anyone, with just about any type of ebook reader or simply your personal computer, to download hundreds of thousands of ebooks and many of them written by award-winning and best-selling authors! Plus… at last count over 50,000 ebooks at Smashwords are FREE – and not for a limited time only – nope! They are FREE for as long as that author wants them to be free. No strings attached!
So… Got a Kindle?
Otherwise, you’re missing out on some incredibly awesome literary works!