By Aria Dunham
Writers every where are frustrated with the traditional publishing route and the ever-increasing gatekeepers to the almighty book in print. So, in desperation writers flooded e-publishing on Amazon, in hopes of having sales sky-rocket. The sad story for many indie e-published writers is that the stream of new books became a flood gate that burst open, and titles were covered by the wave faster than you can type tsunami.
The news on e-publishing and indie authors is that despite a dip in the number of self-published authors posted on Amazon, authors are not giving up the dream of seeing their words in print. The latest increase in e-publications can be seen by Smashwords.
What is Smashwords anyway? Is it legitimate? Can it help new writers get the visibility that they long for?
According to a blog post dated Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by the original Smashwords blog Authors are being helped all around the world on the sale and publication of their books. You can review the details of their self-conducted study here.
To make the publishing process easier for writers, Smashwords has dedicated a few useful tools to their potential clients for free. One of which comes in a The Secrets to E-book Publishing Success.
Smashwords has also put together a small video for writers to help them understand how data drives sales. If you are interested in watching this video here’s the link.
Every coin has two sides. When I first heard of Smashwords, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical but mostly due to piracy issues related to content theft. But I had also heard some stories about the layout of books published on Smashwords.