For authors interested in participating, here are the details:
Welcome to the enrollment page for the 2nd annual Smashwords End of Year sale! For the these eight days only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will offer readers exclusive discounts on their ebooks.
To enroll your books in the promotion, select from one of four promotion levels below: 25% off; 50% off; 75% off, or FREE.
If you manage a lot of books, you can use the bulk enrollment option which you’ll find in the pulldown menu directly underneath each of the enrollment levels. This feature allows you to enroll all applicable books into a single promotion level. Remember to click “Submit” after you make your selection. You can modify your selections at any time.
Once you enroll, customers will obtain your books using one of the special discount levels below, which will automatically reflect in their shopping cart at checkout.
Benefits of Participation
Smashwords authors and publishers enrolled in the promotion will receive:
- Placement in a special Smashwords home page catalog from December 25 through January 1
- The sale will be promoted to over one million customers of the Smashwords Store (so be sure to enroll before December 25!)
- Notation on your book page that the book is participating in the sale.
- This is a collaborative sale. The more authors and publishers participate, the more it amplifies results for all participants.
- Readers love Smashwords sales because it’s a great opportunity to stuff their shopping devices chock full with deep-discounted ebooks from both new authors they haven’t tried yet as well as long-time favorites. Have fun!
How to Participate (Scroll down the page to enroll your books):
- Log in to your account. If you do not have an account, click here to join now for free. Books must be published at Smashwords to enroll in the Smashwords promotion.
- If you’re logged into your account, below you’ll see a list of your published books. Simply select the book(s) you want to enroll, and at what level you want to enroll. Click “Submit” and you’re done.
- If your book is already free, or you previously selected the “name your own price” pricing option, you’re already enrolled and you do nothing.
- Offer your books at 25% off, 50% off, 75% off, or for FREE.
- Your discounted price, after the coupon is applied, must be $.99 or higher, otherwise your book will default to free.
- The catalog goes live at one minute past midnight on December 25 Pacific time, and expires 11:59pm on January 1.
- You can opt out of the promotion at any time, or change your promotion settings at any time.
- These deals are exclusive to the Smashwords Store and will not work anywhere else.
- By participating in this promotion, it does not change your retail price at Smashwords or at Smashwords retailers.
- You will receive an email confirming your participation.
The Smashwords Team
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