Smashwords Reader Alert – June 30, 2017

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By Mark Coker, Smashwords


Ninth Annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale Kicks off Sunday!
For writers – the 2017 Smashwords Survey is out
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It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This can mean only one thing: It’s time for the 9th annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale!

The sale kicks off this Saturday July 1 and runs through end of day July 31.

Each year, tens of thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration that offers FREE and deep-discounted ebooks.

Please help spread the word to your fellow readers, authors and publishers. Encourage your favorite authors to add books to the promotion.

How to participate:

Readers: The promotion goes live starting Saturday July 1 and runs through July 31. Visit the promotional catalog at Check back frequently because hundreds of new books will join the promotion each week. Coupon codes are clearly marked for participating titles: SW100 for 100% off; SSW75 for 75% off; SSW50 for 50% off; and SSW25 for 25% off.
Authors and publishers: Enroll your books at
When you discover a great deal from a favorite author, share the deal on social media!
This promotion is exclusive to the Smashwords store. It will not impact prices at other retailers. Enjoy!

Share this with your writer friends.

Last week, we released our annual 2017 Smashwords Survey. This is our annual survey of ebook sales data where we share data-driven insights for how authors can make their books more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable.

Dozens of great insights are revealed, including data on pricing sweet spots, preorder effectiveness, and the impact of free series starters on overall series earnings.

View and download for free at

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How to publish and distribute ebooks with Smashwords
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Mark’s List – Low cost cover designers and ebook formatters
Enjoy the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, and please tell a friend!


Mark Coker

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