Christmas is approaching and Smashwords just sent out their latest newsletter with this important announcement! Authors take note:
“This coming Christmas/New Year holiday period is set to become another record-breaker for our authors, so it’s important you get your new and existing titles distributed to stores in advance of the holiday rush. Most of our retailers are operating under compressed holiday schedules. To ensure you have time to get your book into stores in advance of the Christmas rush, please aim to upload new titles by or before December 2 to allow time to achieve Premium Catalog approval and delivery to bookstores. As I mentioned in the October 5 Site Update at https://www.smashwords.com/about/beta Apple, for example, is recommending we deliver new books no later than December 7. Of course, we and our retailers will do everything possible to get the stragglers in as well, but please plan ahead to reduce the stress all around.
We’re staffed up in preparation for the rush.” (Quote from the Smashwords Newsletter.)
Smashwords, by the way, is a place where you can upload your ebook for free and easily, to be automatically distributed to major retailers like iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
Read more about Smashwords and how to sign up for free.
To enter for my special Christmas Romance/Erotica Cover Contest, first Like my Premade Romance Covers Page, then send me an email through my Contact form, stating why you are a needy author and deserve a free cover. Also describe your book and what you have in mind, if anything, for the cover. I will select one lucky winner for whom I will design a free ebook cover. Closing date for entries: 11 November 2012.
11 November – I actually wrote all the names on little pieces of paper and mixed them up in a jar, closed my eyes and drew one this morning! Congratulations to Y.L. - I will be doing her cover for her…thank you to all who sent in entries!