How Global Are You?

global authorI don’t think there’s an avid reader in the world who would argue that eBooks haven’t changed the way we read. It’s nothing for someone in the U.S. to publish a novel, and through the wonder of the World Wide Web, a person in Australia finds it. Even ten years ago it was almost unimaginable to think we could sell books like that. When paper was king, that same reader in Australia would have to jump through hoops, pay an exorbitant amount (including import taxes), and patiently wait while their book was sent to them by the slowest route possible. Not today!

Where is your audience?

Two major eBook sites can help give you that answer. has the best “metric” for seeing where your books are selling. Amazon is not quite as good due to their constrictive sales channels and their data reporting. Your market with them consists of: U.S., India, U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. I’m sure they’re working to add more, but for now, this is all they offer.

Let’s take Smashwords for a spin. Because of their agreements with twelve global distributors (I don’t think they have the partnership with Amazon yet), you never know in what country your book will find a new home. Continue reading “How Global Are You?”

Time for the Flash Fiction Vote

voteguyOh yes, it’s Wednesday. That means it’s time to vote for your favorite flash fiction entry. We have a few to choose from in this week’s challenge. Which one will prevail? That’s up to you! Look them over and cast your vote.

Go ahead and check out this week’s entries here. Make your choice, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Whose flash fiction entry captivated you most?

  • alkaplan (57%, 13 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (30%, 7 Votes)
  • MatoSka Chikala (13%, 3 Votes)
  • wildernessmanshan (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll.

In Like a Lion: New March Releases

Rawr! Here are five new releases for you to check out during the blustery days. Beware the ides of March!

IU 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology 120x177Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology

51 winning stories from 24 authors from around the world. How can you resist a caveman named Og, or a headsman’s haunted chopping block?

The Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology is available through, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

netherbrookcover 120x177Netherbrook: Luxury Living in a Private Wilderness
by K. S. Brooks

A book about a house. Because a one-of-a-kind home deserves to have its story told. And there’s no place like Netherbrook.

Netherbrook: Luxury Living in a Private Wilderness is available for free on Smashwords.

Housework Harmony 120x177Housework Harmony: Building a loving partnership through domestic cooperation by Andrew McAllister, PhD

Shows couples how to cooperate at home like never before, creating a closeness that will spill over into the rest of your relationship.

Housework Harmony is available through and Amazon UK.

Battle for the Afterlife Saga 120x177Battle for the Afterlife by CJ Davis

When a Navy SEAL arrives in the Afterlife, he’s confronted by a looming war where evil is trying to enslave all the souls in the universe.

Battle for the Afterlife is available at and Amazon UK.

Sky1 Foundation 120x177Sky1 – Foundation by William Amerman

When a quarantine is imposed on Nick’s Ground, he and his family are trapped. The only way out is to break laws that carry a penalty of death.

Sky1 – Foundation is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.