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madfilkentist ([personal profile] madfilkentist) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2013-05-10 08:29 pm

Smashwords and Amazon

For a while now, Smashwords has been saying on its Channel Manager page: "Smashwords and Amazon are working to complete technical integration." This has delayed the appearance of my book on Amazon. Today I got an email from a moderately well-known writer with strong social media connections, who said she'd like to buy my book and possibly recommend it, but its not being on Amazon is an obstacle. I explained how she can get the book for Kindle from Smashwords, but I'm sure a lot of her readers would rather deal with a direct Amazon purchase. It isn't necessarily better, but it's familiar.

Does anyone know anything more about this situation and when it's likely to be resolved?