Monday, 6 March 2017

Read an Ebook Week on Smashwords

Read an e-Book Week 2017 promotional poster
The 9th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week is now underway and continues until midnight (Pacific Time) on Sunday, 11 March.

Read an Ebook Week is a global celebration of e-books. For one week only, readers can gain access to thousands of free or deeply discounted e-book titles by indie authors across all genres of literature, who have chosen to participate in the promotion.

Thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers are offering readers deep discounts on their e-book titles. For further information about how you can avail of the discounts on offer, visit the promotional catalogue on Smashwords. Browse by coupon discount and filter by category, bestseller status, word count and multiple other factors. When you find the title(s) that interests you, check to see if it is enrolled in the promotion then use the accompanying coupon code to avail of discounts from 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and even for FREE.

The advantage to author (who, for the most part, are also independent publishers) is that they gain exposure for their work. For readers, the advantage is obvious but there are ways that you can show your appreciation to the authors, in addition to buying and reading their work:
When you discover a great deal, share it with your friends on social media. Be sure to tag the author (find their Twitter and Facebook addresses on their Smashwords author profile page) so they know you downloaded their book!

Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of independently published e-books. They make "it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute e-books to the major retailers and thousands of libraries."

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