Just last week I received word that my first ebook of short stories has been accepted for the premium catalog at Smashwords. That means that the formatting was correct and they didn’t see any problems. The other is still in line. Smashwords lets writers know by email when this process is completed.

I have two more ready to upload, but have been told by several others doing the same that I should opt out of Kindle and publish them there myself. So, another learning curve. Among the handouts at OWFI Conference was a step-by-step guide for getting uploaded to Kindle, but I haven’t found it yet. It’s in some of my stuff somewhere.
Other writers are freely sharing what they learn, and as one says, there’s more than one way to skin this cat. So it’s best to find what works for you, then make sure it suits Kindle (Amazon)
It wouldn’t hurt to check out some websites. Here’s one on marketing. Here are some tips from a techi. And don’t forget one from a very successful ebook author.
This is short this week, but will surely have more info once I dig out the handouts and get back to work formatting some more e-books. We heard from authors whose sales are soaring on Kindle, so this seems to be the place to be, but they stressed you must promote your books once they’re up.
Will have more later.

About veldabrotherton

For thirty years I've been a writer. Publication of my work began in 1994 . I'm pleased to have recently settled with Oghma Creative Media as my publisher. My brand is SexyDarkGritty and that applies to my western historical romances, mysteries, women's fiction and horror novels. I recently signed a contract to write westerns again, and what fun it's been working on the first one. If I weren't writing my life wouldn't be so exciting.
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