RiFT on Smashwords

For those who don’t know yet, I’ve begun publishing some of my stuff in digital (e-book) formats via a web-based distributor called, (ready) Smashwords. I’m really happy about the potential of bringing my work out to you in a quicker, more reader-responsive format, but I’m also new at this and there’s still some lessons to learn, some mistakes to be made, and some new ground to traverse. I’ll endeavor to make it worth all our efforts.

Some of you (you know who you are) who have been using Smashwords’ service have mentioned (dare I say complained) because there’s a couple more steps you need to take versus your ‘One Click,’ instant delivery systems. I understand this and I thank you for it, and I’m going to thank (bribe) you in a more substantial way—ohh, swag!

If you glance to your left you’ll see that I’ve added a Smashwords page to the navigation menu. This is a permanent addition that includes lots of how-to tips on using Smashwords, both from me and from actual, real experts, and includes a secret (shhh) code that you can use to get a free gift (yeah, it’s a story). You can also reach the page by clicking HERE.

Here’s the steps:

1. Create a Smashwords Account (It takes about three minutes, you only have to do this once, and it’s FREE!)

2. Purchase your book(s) though Smashwords, then pick which version you need (Kindle, Nook, PDF, ect.) and download it into a file where you can find it (if downloading via a cell-phone, download it directly into your ebook reader’s folder)

3. Attach your e-reader to your computer, then drag and drop your e-book file into your reader.

4. Read and enjoy (and comment please, this helps)

Simple, right? Well, simple enough. Heck, if I can do it, you can do it…and please do it!

I will have my novels and collections available from all the major e-book retailers, but some of the shorter stuff, including the serials, at least for now, will only be available via Smashwords. However, I am very open to your comments and kind suggestions and am very willing to accommodate if there is a real want.

So give Smashwords a try. I mean come on; you’re helping to support independent publishing after all!

RiFT’s Smashwords


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