I decided to talk to Mark Coker, who is an author himself, but what is more important for this particular case he is the founder of Smashwords.
Smashwords was founded in 2008. It is a free ebook publishing and distribution platform, which works with over 100k authors and publishers.
In this interview we talk about:
Preorders and their benefits [15:46]
Transitioning from Amamzon to other platforms [17:06]
Why Smashwords is the best choice [22:01]
Writing and marketing series [31:37]
Food for Thought
The most important piece of the puzzle is to write a super awesome book.
If your book is only good – the good is not good enough anymore.
The book has to take the readers to the emotionally satisfying extreme.
Readers are reading either for an emotional experience or for an intellectual experience. (sometimes the combination of both)
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