Smashwords Sunday: 2012 is History

2012 is about to be history and what better way to celebrate than reading a little history ourselves? Here is a selection of historical titles from Mark Coker’s Smashwords. Remember, Smashwords is your alternative to mighty Joe Amazon. As an independent author himself, Coker relates to the trials and tribulations of the indie in a way that eludes Amazon, so let’s show him a little support!

If you have a historical title we missed, feel free to put your Smashwords link in the comment section below.

Just click the covers to take a look or buy the book!


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Smashwords Sunday: Holiday Hoopla

Let’s face it, a good snowball fight will numb you up in only a few minutes and people can get a little cranky once the egg nog runs out.

Why risk any holiday unpleasantness? Books make everything better.

Holiday themes abound this Smashwords Sunday. Take a look at some of these Smashwords best-sellers and highest-rated books in the Holiday fiction category. Of course, this is a mere sampling of the bounty available at Smashwords. If we overlooked your holiday-themed book, feel free to post the link below. (Safe-for-work titles only, please) Just click the covers to take a look or buy the book!

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Tutorial: Author Central Book Merge & More

There’s been a lot of talk lately about reviews on Amazon and Amazon being the big, evil corporate entity. No matter what your feelings are about that, if you have books listed for sale on and you’re not taking advantage of their Author Central platform, you’re shooting yourself in the feet. No, not the foot: both feet. Repeatedly. Yes, authors really are not using this service. I see it EVERY day. (Yes, Author Central is a FREE service. If you missed our very first tutorial on setting it up, see that HERE.)

A new feature was announced by Amazon for the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD readers – About the Author. Here is what they have to say: About the Author gives readers access to your biography and lists all your books in a single place on Kindle. Readers can tap on any of your books and be directed to the Kindle store where they can download the book in under 60 seconds. Also, any time you update your biography or claim a new book through Author Central, About the Author will update on Kindle giving your readers access to the most recent information.

Still think you don’t need to be on Author Central? Step closer to the screen so I can slap you.

My original tutorial on setting up your Author Central page can be found here. If you haven’t already, read it. Do it. Then come right back here and I’ll show you how to merge your books. I heard that grumble. Yes, you need to merge your books. Here’s why. Continue reading “Tutorial: Author Central Book Merge & More”