If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been on the fence about Smashwords. See my posts about it here and here. My primary concern was that certain retailers–Kobo/Borders–were discounting books without the author’s consent, which started a price war among all retailers. This meant that my book would be discounted universally without any input from me.
Well, thanks to a little Smashwords site update that I missed on October 21, my fears have been allayed. Due to a new deal between Smashwords and Kobo, they will be using the agency pricing model, meaning that authors and publishers get to set the price and no discounting will occur.
This is great news for indie authors like me who are trying to set low prices and still make a living wage. So yippee for Smashwords and Kobo.
The eBook of Charlotte Collins is now up for expanded distribution once again!
And in honor of this new venue and distribution method and as a thank you to all my blog readers, this weekend only, you can get Charlotte Collins on any eBook platform for 25 percent off! That means you can read Charlotte on almost any eReader, including Kindle, Nook, Sony, Palm, and–yes–even Kobo.
Just go to Charlotte Collins‘s page on Smashwords and use coupon code JC28C at the checkout screen to get your discount.
And in the words of Bartles and Jaymes, thank you for your support.