Tomorrow, March 5, brings the start of Read an Ebook Week on ebook platform Smashwords, which is where I started my own self-publishing journey in 2011. According to the site, “This [their catalog] is the hub of the action, where you find over 70,000 multi-format books regularly priced at free every day, and thousands more that are free or deep-discounted exclusively at Smashwords during Read an Ebook Week only. Browse the catalog by discount categories of FREE, 75%-off, 50%-off and 25% off.” I will have three books available: My M/M novel Elsie Street will be free, the sequel–my latest book–will be 50% off, and Connecting the Dots, my AD/HD memoir, will be 75% off. Just use the code you find on the book page and enter it at checkout!
I usually pick up something good to read at this sale myself. Browsing the LGBT section is always fun.
This year for the first time I read Mark Coker’s interesting 2010 interview with Rita Toews, the Canadian lady who created Read an Ebook Week. I shouldn’t have waited so long to do so! If the indie ebook movement has a foremother, perhaps it’s Rita.
Other than that, there’s sadly not much to report these days with my writing. I’m still a little too caught up in the political turmoil surrounding Trump’s presidency 😦 I do have some ideas, and perhaps I’ll be able to publish something later in the year. I will certainly report back here when I have something to offer folks… In other news, Kobo has come up with a new subscription service called Kobo Plus, which is only available in Belgium and the Netherlands at the moment. I’ve enrolled two of my books in this and if I see any interest, I’ll enroll more. I was pleased to see that a state of California online library service called Califa picked up a number of my books in December!