In order to maximize your income as an ebook publisher, you need to leverage the power of multi-channel information networks to further distribution and enhance exposure. While the majority of your income will come from Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble, you can boost your overall profits by showcasing your information products on external networks, including SmashWords.
This quick start guide will take you step-by-step through the entire process of setting up your SmashWords account, optimizing your profile and finally publishing your book!
SmashWords is absolutely free to use, so it will never cost you any upfront fees, management fees or distribution fees. SmashWords makes their money by taking a small percentage of your overall sales, so each time you sell a product via the SmashWords marketplace, they will keep 15%.
The majority of your profits will derive from other marketplaces, but itâ€™s still worth your time uploading your products to SmashWords for 2 main reasons:
1: SmashWords will provide you with free ISBNâ€™s for all of your books. You will need these ISBNâ€™s when distributing via other channels (including
BookStrand.com or AllRomanceEbooks.com if you are in those markets).
2: SmashWords gives you the opportunity to create a public profile that can help you garner more exposure from your viewing audience.
To begin, visit http://www.SmashWords.com to set up your free account. You will need a valid email address in order to complete this simple process.