Monday, October 17, 2011

Premium Catalog

I am pleased to report that the book has achieved Premium Status on Smashwords! What does that mean? Well, it means that Fractured Facade has now been entered into their premium catalog.

According to Smashwords...

"Once your book is accepted into the Premium Catalog, we automatically distribute it to major online retailers such as Apple (distribution to iBookstores in 31 countries), Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Borders Australia and Angus & Robertson Australia (both powered by Kobo), Whitcoulls (New Zealand, powered by Kobo), the Diesel eBook Store, eBooks Eros (operated by Diesel), and other distribution outlets coming soon."

The only problem is that I am not notified when it "hits the shelves" at each retailer so I'll have to check every once in a while. From what I've read, it could take a couple of weeks before some of them begin to carry it. It's still available for all those eReaders on the Smashwords site, but some people prefer to buy it from their "store" instead of Smashwords. As an author, it's "better" for me if folks download it from Smashwords as the other eRetailers take an additional 25%, but, I'll be happy no matter where readers get it from!

At least I can now begin to market the book. I wanted to wait until I knew it would definitely be accepted into the Premium Catalog before taking the promotion plunge. So, for today's task...create a Facebook page and a press release.


  1. Congrats Elena. Of course the good news means more work for you--I guess it is attached with a great feeling though.

  2. Thanks is quite a lot of work, especially since I still have a day job (which I don't see quitting anytime soon), raising teens, keeping the house in order, yada yada yada.

    The good part is I have total control over the book...the bad part is I have total control over the book. :)