Friday, April 13, 2012

Cover, Me Matey

I've been working on a cover for a pirate-setting erotica book called Beneath the Jolly Roger by Andrea Trask and Blake Sinclair. It's been pretty neat working with the authors via Google Plus. G+ actually makes for a really nice collaboration environment, and we were able to settle on a basic design quicker than if we were bouncing emails around.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Foo Foo, Smashwords Adventure Part II

A few months ago I published Foo Foo on Smashwords. It took a month of waiting, but it ended up on the Smashwords "Premium Catalog". While this did not generate any extra sales, the extra potential purchase avenues are ones you want to be in.

Since, I have updated Foo Foo three times, correcting errors, and niggling the details as Tolkien would say. The updating process, provided your document conforms to the Smashwords publishing guide, is absolutely painless. While I haven't sold enough books to warrant receipt of a check from Smashwords (yet!), their online store is pretty awesome. It has a coupon manager you can use to provide discounts, which is really useful for promoting your work.

Smashwords also provides ISBN numbers for your books. That service alone is really awesome, and it doesn't cost you a dime.

Overall, as an author, I've been really impressed with Smashwords.

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