I want to introduce you to Smashwords, the eBook publishing and distribution platform I'm currently using to publish Forrest Greenley Mystery novels. There's a lot of good advice at Smashwords.com that can be very useful for serious eBook authors. The site gives you all of the advice, information and marketing tools one needs to create, publish and distribute eBooks to an increasingly global audience. Of course, it will be ultimately be up to you to put in the serious effort. But the best thing about this site is all of it is free!
Smashwords also has a timely blog that provides author interviews, marketing tips and real-world eBook statistics that reflect the growing eBook market. Mark Coker, CEO and founder of Smashwords, has been a rather busy man of late. He often documents industry news, interviews with emerging authors and what he learned and shared while participating in a number of related events exclusive to the business of eBook publishing.
I felt so impressed with the latest information made available on the blog that I decided to share it with my readers. "How to Sell Ebooks at the Apple iBookstore" is a great article on preparing your book for professional display on Apple iBookstore. As you may know already, Apple is known for being extremely detail-oriented and has resulted into the company producing globally-renown products. So, if you want to add value to your eBook and stand out from the rest of the crowd, be sure to pay close attention to all of the details.
I'm still working on the next Forrest Greenley mystery, "The Safe of Old Lies" and should be ready very soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out Smashwords. Who knows? It just may inspire you to write the next greatest novel!