How do you find Smashwords? I’ve heard good and bad about it. I’ve helped my friend get his epic fantasy novel onto the Kindle store, but I’ve heard a few authors have trouble stopping a book being distributed by Smashwords affiliates and it then causing problems with pricing on Amazon due to aforementioned affiliates discounting the price.
I’d be interested on your opinion of Smashwords if you have time for a blog post on it?
I’ve had the occasional gripe about Smashwords, but I’ve come to realize it is an entity still in the growing stages. I’ve been following it for a couple of years now or thereabouts, and each step forward has usually been slow but worth it in the long run. It’s still a small company, I think little more than a dozen employees.
My general impression of Smashwords is positive.
I tend to use Smashwords mostly for allowing me to bring my e-books to Sony, Apple and Kobo readers. Without Smashwords, I would not be able to do so. On the financial side, my sales through Smashwords are not as strong as they have been at Amazon, but they beat out my B&N sales all the time.
I think Smashwords is the way of the future, or something similar to it will be.