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Everything Is Free and Nothing Is Free

Everything Is Free and Nothing Is Free Well, not everything. Not my books. Not coffee. But everything included in this email is free. Of course, you already know that nothing is free. I got tired of always writing and saying I had something for sale, so I thought I’d put a few things together that […]

Smashwords and Overdrive

Building a Library Presence With Smashwords and Overdrive There has been a lot of talk about Smashwords’ deal with Overdrive. Some people claim that indie authors have been relegated to an “indie ghetto” and that librarians won’t even be able to find an indie author’s books if they wanted to. Let’s examine that for a […]

eBook Distribution—Which One to Use?

eBook Distribution—Which One to Use? Last year I wrote a post comparing the pros and cons of using Smashwords or Bookbaby for ebook distribution. At the time they were the primary contenders for independent authors who wanted to get their books distributed to multiple platforms. A lot has changed in the industry since then. We […]




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