A New Feature from Smashwords: Presales

smashwords-logoThis week, Smashwords issued an email announcing a new feature: Presales. It’s a special, patent-pending feature available to authors who have books on pre-order. Here’s what the email had to say:

Introducing Smashwords Presales

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could provide your most loyal readers the ability to purchase and read your next book before the general public?

And wouldn’t it be cool if ebook retailers gave readers the option to sign up for your private newsletter, rather than having your future relationship with the reader mediated by the retailer? Continue reading “A New Feature from Smashwords: Presales”

eBook Deals December 5 – December 11

Holiday gifts Amazon Gift CardsThe holidays are here! We know that means a lot of running around. And we can help! Take a minute, catch your breath, and check out all the great eBook reads we’ve got for you today. They make great gifts for everyone on your list! And guess what? They’re all either free or 99 cents! Yeah, I know, we’re really good to you!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals December 5 – December 11”

Which “Sojourn” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Sojourn" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Annessa (50%, 20 Votes)
  • P. k. Guncheon (20%, 8 Votes)
  • Mike E Bailey (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Mary Kay Bonfante (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Kathryn Zurmehly (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Autumn Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Autumn is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

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