Monday, March 29, 2010

eBook Experiment - And It's Published!

At least, it's published on Smashwords. It will take a bit before they've vetted it for their premium catalog and I have not yet finished getting it ready for Kindle. However, it's up!

It's is priced at $1.99 (which, imho, is what fiction ebooks ought to be) and Smashwords offers a sample - a full half of the book. You can read online in text or html, or download one of several formats, including mobi and ePub.

The Whore of Freedom at Smashwords (Click to read the pitch, see the cover, and read or download a sample in the format you prefer - of half the darn book! Free!)

And yes, immediately upon publishing I found a typo and an awkward phrasing in chapter two. Gah! I'll have to unpublish and republish when it get the Kindle version ready. (Also I thought of a couple of long tail keywords to include in their tags.)

For new visitors:
Here's the post with the eBook Experiment Goals.


Karen Jones Gowen said...

It's been interesting following these posts on your epublishing experiment. Now I have the question-- and maybe you will answer that in following posts-- but how hard do you think it will be to promote your e-book compared to promoting a regular one?

The Daring Novelist said...

Yeah, I'll definitely get into that more. Although for the sake of this test, I won't be doing much promotion at first.

But overall I think it would be much easier to promote an ebook than a regular book, because the main audience is already online. You promote it like you promote a blog. As a matter of fact, you promote it BY promoting your blog or website.