38 comments on “An Ebook service that’s just write for writers!

  1. Robert,

    I think it would be a great venue for the “What I learned from” series as well. yes, it’s stuff that’s readily available on your site, but packaged all together could be an attractive offer. Any additional exposure doesn’t hurt either I guess!

    George

  2. This is the best review of anything I’ve read in a long time, George!! Great job! I just love your enthusiasm and creative choice of words. You’re awesome! I have some e-books cooking, too, but they’re on simmer and can’t get done! LOL

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us. I’ll definitely give this post a stumble and keep it bookmarked for when I get my e-books completed.

    Great job!!!

    *smiles*
    Michele

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  3. Joanna,

    You are so welcome. You have so many great things to say, it would be a pleasure to see you have a successful e-book outing.

    I’ll be anxious to hear what you think.

    George

  4. Michele,

    So kind are you, my friend.I appreciate the words, and it is a reminder and an example of how when you are passionate about a subject, your best truly comes out.

    Get those e-books together and move ‘em to the front burner!

    George

  5. You’re welcome, George! I mean every word. :-)

    Yeah, I’ll get those e-books done as soon as I finish my never ending assignments and the baby goat is weaned from the bottle he has to be fed twice a day. LOL :-)

    Seriously, though, I’ll have to traipse off to the coffee shop here and there and work on those e-books!!

    *smiles*
    Michele

  6. George, what a great review of a service that has great potential for all writers out there!

    I like both yours and Smashword’s blunt honesty – That’s exactly what I want to see when hearing about a product. I have a couple of short stories in the works that I’ll likely put on there to test shortly.

    Thanks for the info!

    Matt

  7. Hi Alex.

    I’m glad this was timely for you. If you sign up, then let me know. I’ll be anxious to hear your experience.

    George

  8. Iain,

    Nice to see you.

    I do think it looks like a great service. My free ebook is doing great and it was an easy job.

    I should be publishing my “for sale” e-book this week and we’ll see how that goes!

  9. Hi George,

    What a great review of what sounds like a fabulous service. I like the part of your story where just when you were looking for a way to publish your ebook, it “showed up”. I love when that happens.

    I also love your new theme. When I landed here, I thought I was on the wrong blog. It’s beautiful. Great job, George.

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  10. Barbara,

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the fresh coat of paint – I’m pretty enthralled as well. I still need to do a few things, but overall, I’m a happy camper.

    Smashwords looks like a keeper so far. The upload of my e-book went well and I’m very happy with the service.

    George

  11. I couldn’t agree with you more about Smashwords. In fact, when I learned about it a few weeks ago, I immediately started a 5-part series on my blog entitled The Pieces Are Beginning To Fit, where I suggested that Smashwords is setting the course for the future of publication. Your personal case history, quick as it is, proves the point. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. Hi George. Thanks for sharing your Smashwords experiences with us. Very useful piece. You quote the Smashwords “About” page where they say, “at the same time they should also self-publish in print.” I am curious if you are simultaneously publishing in print, and if so what service are you using for that. Good luck with your book.
    ~jon

  13. Jon,

    Ahhh, the book in print. I love books, Jon. I love the feel, the smell, how they look on a shelf – every tangible quality you can think of.

    I would love to have a book in print. As of this moment, I lack the funds to do something like a POD. If I had the funds, I have no issues with a self publish scenario.

    Thanks for the well wishes!

    George

  14. Hmmm. Did you look at Lulu? I thought it was very similar to Smashwords in that they have no set up fees or charges. Just pay for what you order. So even if you don’t order a stockpile, a customer could order a single copy and pay for it when they order.

    I’m no expert, but at least that is how I think it works. I think Lulu or Amazon’s POD services are the only two I would consider for physical books. Not that others can’t be trusted, but there are so many self-publish scams out there I would be leery of the rest of the pack and unwilling to do the necessary research to separate the wheat from the chaff.
    ~jon

  15. Jon, that’s a good point. I’ve not looked into Lulu or Amazon, but that sounds like a good research project. I’ll get back with what I find out.

    Cheers

    George

  16. Hi George. I’m over here from Barbara’s New Blog of the Week announcement this week — congratulations, BTW. Your review of Smashwords has been very helpful as there is an ebook in my future. Thank you for sharing your research!

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  17. Davina,

    Thank you so much for stopping by. I was blown away by the post that Barbara put up. There have been so many wonderful comments!

    I’d like to hear how your Smashwords experience turns out.

    Hope to see you again soon!

    George

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