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Chapter 14. Marriage and Family
Now their rules mirror Apple iBooks. They accept mainstream erotica and erotic romance, and also accept dubcon, but will no longer accept the other taboo categories. All books requiring certifications all erotic romance and erotica that are not yet certified will also be removed from Tolino-powered stores within the next several days. November 28, - Holiday delivery schedules. All retailers - and Smashwords too - will be operating under holiday schedules. This means that most stores will stop processing updates right before the holidays, which means that late deliveries or last minute metadata updates may not be processed in time for the books to be listed during the holiday period.
Apple iBooks, for example, has recommened that we deliver final files and updates for books releasing between December by December This means to be safe you should aim to upload this week or no later than the end of next week December 8 , otherwise you risk getting caught up in a backlog. This also means that authors and publishers should take special care to ensure their books are formatted properly to the Smashwords Style Guide prior to upload so we can approve your book for distribution on our first review of it, otherwise there may not be time for you to complete repairs before the retailers' holiday shutdowns.
Also, as we always recommend, the moment your book completes conversion at Smashwords you should check for AutoVetter messages, and even if there are no AutoVetter messages you should still download the epub file to make sure the book's formatting and design meet your expectations, and to confirm your linked Table of Contents and the epub file's NCX step 20 in the Style Guide are formed properly. One of the big benefits of Smashwords is that you can proactively make corrections and updates at any time, even while your book is in the queue awaiting review by our vetting team.
November 24, - Happy belated Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. As writers, we have much to be thankful for. On behalf of the entire team here at Smashwords, every day we're thankful for the trust, partnership and talent of the over , authors and publishers that work with us, and we're thankful for the readers who purchase our authors' and publishers' books!
In it, I share 20 tips to find the strength to power on despite the inevitable ups and downs of every writer's journey. Although I didn't deliberately plan it this way, today's episode fits with the Thanksgiving theme. More at the Smashwords Blog. If you find the episode useful, please share it with a writer friend. November 20, - Inktera, a small retail channel formerly known as PageFoundry, has closed down their store and is reorganizing their operations.
They currently plan to reappear as something else in a few months. At their request, we have suspended shipments to them.
We'll monitor developments and will decide at a future date if we will reengage with the new company that emerges. Smashwords authors will be paid for all prior sales.
This episode includes new, never-before-released findings. Access it at Apple Podcasts or visit the Smart Author hub page for links to other podcast directories, or to listen right here over your web browser.
There's also a short post on it with links over at the Smashwords blog. Marketing is important, but the more time you spend on marketing, the less time you have for writing. What do I mean by autopilot? These are "set and forget" marketing tactics you implement once yet will reap you months or years of marketing benefit. November 10, - Public libraries purchase a lot of ebooks. Learn how to market ebooks to public libraries, new today on the Smart Author Podcast. Subscribe now at Apple Podcasts , or visit the short post at the blog with links to other places you can listen, or listen over your web browser here at Smashwords.nolehohil.tk
Guide Firefly Blue (Chapter 16 Book 2)
November 3, - Beta readers can help you make your next book the best it can be. It's the topic of the new episode released today of the Smart Author Podcast. Check out the post at the Smashwords Blog or visit the Smart Author podcast page for links to your favorite podcast sources, or to listen now over your web browser. October 30, - Wow. It's right there among the first podcasts listeners will see when they're searching for a new podcast to listen to.
Big thanks to Smashwords authors and publishers especially those of you who signed up for our launch team! With your help, we're changing the world one indie ebook at a time! If you're not on iTunes, you can view a screenshot of the feature over at the Smart Author Podcast page at Facebook. Thanks, everyone! October 27, Woo hoo! Today is launch day of the Smart Author Podcast.
Spanking Chronicles: Compendium No 2
The first four episodes should start appearing around Noon Eastern. I'll post updates thoughout the day related to the launch. Tim Knox has the scoop on the launch of the podcast. He did this video interview with me yesterday and it just went live this morning. We've got more great indie author quotes over at the Facebook Smart Author Podcast page. Thanks, everyone for the encouraging words today.
We're getting some great feedback on the initial episodes so it's great to hear authors are learning new ideas and insights. As of 6pm Pacific, it's at 65 in the Arts category. Thanks everyone for sharing it with their friends. Thanks to everyone on the Launch Team who's been out there spreading the word.
Ahead of the launch tomorrow of the Smart Author Podcast, we asked Smashwords authors to share short quotes on what indie authorship means to them. The comments run the gamut.
Check 'em out over the Facebook Smart Author Podcast page. If you see a quote that resonates with you, give it a like and share to help spread word of the podcast and your fellow Smashwords authors. And to avoid missing any episodes, subscribe to Smart Author anywhere fine podcasts are found. October 20, - Today I'm pleased to preview a special project I've been working on in secret for over a year - The Smart Author Podcast. The first trailer episode is up at Apple Podcasts subscribe and share!
Pin on Romance & Erotica
The Smart Author Podcast offers a free masterclass in ebook publishing. I'll guide you step-by-step through the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. Full details on the podcast can be found at the Smashwords blog. October 10, - At the PennedCon conference the other week in St. Rachel spoke about her journey overcoming fear and anxiety on her path to becoming a 1 New York Times bestselling author. Jamie spoke about the importance of believing in yourself when others don't.
Rachel kindly provided me the complete transcript of her prepared speech so I could share with readers of the Smashwords blog. If you know anyone who's ever suffered from fear, anxiety or depression, Rachel's talk may help change their life. September 21, - At least once every three years, the US Internal Revenue Service IRS requires all non-US authors and publishers to review, update and certify the tax compliance information that was provided to Smashwords via your Payment Settings page.
Soon, non-US Smashwords authors and publishers will receive reminder emails from Smashwords with a prompt to visit your Payment Settings page. This information is required to ensure uninterrupted payments. Thank you in advance for helping us maintain IRS compliance! September 15, - Smashwords today introduced a new policy regarding erotic literature. Effective immediately, all authors and publishers of erotic literature will be asked to provide supplemental categorization information regarding the absence or presence of certain taboo themes.