Read an Ebook Week kicks off today. The Smashwords site ebook sale runs for one week March 4-10–starting Sunday at midnight and ending at the 11:50pm next Saturday evening, pacific time.
For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE.
At one minute past midnight Pacific time today, a special Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog will appear on the Smashwords home page. Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories. At the stoke of midnight Pacific time on March 10, the catalog disappears.
The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords. In the future Smashwords would like to find a method of including their retail partners, but unfortunately the logistics preclude that as an option for this promotion.
My ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions is 25% off on the Smashwords site during this promotional week. View a sample or buy it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939
Smashword ebooks are downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word.
If you have thought of writing an ebook and publishing online, consider the Smashwords site. Smashwords just signed a distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor for distribution to public libraries and the Blio e-reading app. Baker & Taylor is one of the world’s largest distributors of print books and ebooks, and a major supplier to libraries. Smashwords books gain distribution to the Blio e-reading app which comes pre-installed on millions of personal computers, laptops and tablets manufactured by companies such as Dell, HP and Toshiba. They also operate their own retail site at Blio.com. Smashwords books gain distribution to public libraries that subscribe to Baker & Taylor’s Access360 service, which they launched last year.