What is Smashwords? – Episode #054

What is Smashwords? In this episode Dale Beaumont explains exactly what Smashwords is and how it works. This site has really revolutionized the digital publishing world so make sure you tune into it.

Remember tune in on Monday for the episode about Smashwords from a publisher’s point of view.

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  • Tommy G

    thanks a lot for this episode Dale. I cant wait till Monday's episode. Would love to learn more about smashwords from a writer and publisher's point of view. great episode again Dale

  • Connor

    I guess this wouldn't be the route to take if a person wants to make money off their book. Good way to get it out there though and getting people to read it, especially if its freeeeeee.

  • http://www.robinsdesktop.com robinholstein

    Interesting. I will be looking at Smashwords and some of the books in their catalogue.

  • chris

    Great information Dale.

    I will be trying out Smashwords in a few weeks. Would you like a copy of my book?

  • http://www.karenvanwyk.com Karen van Wyk

    I have my novel, Sanchin on Smashwords but I do worry a bit about how it looks in all of the formats as I don't have readers to check them all. Just me being paranoid, I guess:-) I'm looking forward to Monday's episode. Thanks Dale.

  • http://twitter.com/GetPublishedTV Dale Beaumont

    yes I would Chris. that would be awesome. What is your book about? Dale

  • http://twitter.com/GetPublishedTV Dale Beaumont

    Yes in the early days of your writing and publishing career the name of the game is to get people to consume and like your information. do that and everything else grows from there. Dale

  • http://twitter.com/GetPublishedTV Dale Beaumont

    Here is my delayed reply. I hope that you liked Monday's show. Dale

  • usmanmusk

    Hi Dale,
    A question that's been on my mind ever since you mentioned digital publishing is that of revenue being directed to the author for his/her intellectual property.

    When music suddenly became available online, Peer to Peer downloading programs popped up that sapped revenue away from musicians as consumers were suddenly able to get music for free.
    What's to stop that from happening with digital books? If it does happen, is it a significant or rational fear for an author?

    Your Friendly Neighborhood Usman

  • Rasheed1144

    +I published my novel, Bloody Blunder, a saga on menace of Islamist terrorism as an E-Book not formatted on 27th July through Smashwords but it is not selling.Is formatting is the reason of no sale.

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  • http://quick-book-review.blogspot.com/ davidbenefry

    Though there are certainly many things to consider when using Smashwords as an author, I can't help but marvel at the idea of how far we have come along from the old days when impressing a publishing house was a must to get your foot in the world of literature. I definitely advise all writers out there to at least give it a try… after all, what's the worst that can happen? Very nice episode promoting awareness for a much-needed tool.

    -Dave, from http://quick-book-review.blogs

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