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My friends call me Elldee. And breaking the half century mark has been highly motivating: happy wife, mother, writer, teacher, day dreamer.

Friday, August 2, 2013

I found a hole in my publishing activities

I knew Smashwords covered all the main bases in distributing to e-book sellers, but I overlooked the Amazon portion of that distribution net.  Apparently, my books were not available at Amazon.

Three years ago when I was looking into e-book publishing, I checked out Barnes & Noble and Amazon.  Through my research I kept seeing posts about Smashwords, so I finally followed their trail and did more research.  I created accounts at all three as I worked out my decision for which one I wanted to use.  Two accounts remained dormant as I made my final decision and published with Smashwords.  I still feel I made the right decision.

But recently, finding that hole forced me to do some more thinking about this.  Smashwords offers the option of closing out a distribution route, so I closed Smashwords distribution to Amazon since I did not meet the eligibility requirements to get on the list and went direct to Amazon and published all four of my books this past week.  Hole closed.

Moral of story: (is not women are entitled to change their  minds) Stay aware of the process you are working and adjust as needed.  I am still with Smashwords, but I am with Amazon, too.

Students of Jump, Book 1:  In Times Passed
Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77866
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6HEQ1C

Students of Jump, Book 2:  No-Time like the Present
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/338367
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6XLFF6

Gardens in the Cracks & Other Stories
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/177065
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6VKC0W

The Little Handbook of Narrative Frameworks
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/331101
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7G44NM

I dare you to find me.

Since I own a Sony ereader, I largely go to Sony for my e-books.  Sony also has my books through Smashwords.  Where do you look the most for ebooks, and where do you buy them from (could be different places)? 
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