With the newest update to Smashwords I decided to take a look over there again. Now they have a series manager, which with my work is a great idea. Most of what I write is of course in series and getting them together can be hard for the purchaser.
Now I have posted stuff all over as you readers know. Between Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and D2D I have a lot of work to sort hrough. While I adore D2D they only post to four of the major retailers right now. Smashwords has a good six or eight they don’t. So should i go through and post all my missing stories over there? Am I up to the mess that Smashwords can be? Is it worth the effort? Well when I looked at the list of retailers and saw that I had sold two copies over on Sony. So while the numbers aren’t big it is worth trying to do this.
The first hurdle is that two of the stories I have yet to put over there are some of the very first tales I published. Before I learned much about making covers I had put up Night and Day, Passing the Torch and One More All Hallows Eve. Now the latter has had a new cover made up but I never got to making the cover for the first two.
Working on those covers is a part of my game plan for the next few days. They need updating anyways so why not? Once I get those done I have to go back over all my tales and make a smashwords version of the file. The reason I say this is smashwords is specific on where and how the copyright page is set and the links at the end of the story have to be a certain way. This won’t be hard to do as I made a templet when I was posting there last year. I can copy and paste it into the files I have but as I have around 60 titles and only 20 odd of them are on smashwords this will take time.
Of course I am still working on stories and other projects at the same time. With subimissions for the next Writer’s stuff anthology not needed till November I have a little bit of time there and the third Author’s Choice Select anthology has no due date yet. Both the stories for these collections have only been partially written.
I have been asked to write the forward for Behind the Door, the second ACS anthology and I need to get a bit more information from the authors before I do that plus we need to update the website for the group with the newer additions to the group.
All this along with blogging six blogs, raising a kid and feeding a family. I am a busy busy writer…guess I really am the mad writer?