https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77887?ref=MessagetomyChildren This is an affiliate link for one of Smashwords top selling author, copied the excerpt of her book, Beautiful Disaster,to let others know that authors on Smashwords can also be noticed, so as a celebration I wanted to highlight this phenomenal site with a top seller .
Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
By Jamie McGuire
(4.86 based on 7 reviews)
Published: July 31, 2011
Words: 107279 (approximate)
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe.
Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet.
If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
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July 7, 2012 - Congrats to R.L. Mathewson!!. She's got two titles in Apple's top 10 store-wide bestseller list! Minutes ago we posted an exclusive interview with R.L. over at the Smashwords blog. As of this moment (4:30pm Pacific), R.L. is holding the 5th and 9th positions in the U.S. bestseller list, with Playing for Keeps and Perfection: Neighbor from Hell. For many months, her titles were selling respectably at five or more copies a day, and then starting around June 1, sales suddenly started taking off. Playing for Keeps has sold almost 7,000 copies at Apple in the last week.
The spark? R.L. credits her updated cover images. My take: In The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success, I talk about the importance of ebook covers.
The cover image is the first impression you make on a reader. A great ebook cover image makes a promise to the reader. It helps connect your target audience to your book. Annecdotally, I've heard many stories of indie authors updating their cover image, and then sales increase. In R.L.'s case, her cover image certainly played a role, as did the fact that she's writing great romance novels that her readers LOVE.
As of this moment, Playing for Keeps has 2,195 reader ratings at Apple, averaging about 4.5 stars out of 5.
If you think your cover image doesn't resonate with your target audience, create a new cover then click Dashboard: Settings to upload the new cover image. This will spawn a regrind of your epub and mobi files, and then we'll distribute the new .epub out to our retailer network. I should also point out that two other authors in Apple's Top 10 bestseller list also publish on Smashwords! Sylvia Day, at #7, has several titles at Smashwords, though her current bestseller, Bared to You, is published by Penguin USA (and not available at Smashwords.
Hey Penguin, you should sell your titles at Smashwords.com!). At #10 is Jamie McGuire with her incredible Beautiful Disaster, distributed to Apple via Smashwords. Congrats to Sylvia, Jamie and R.L.!
It is an anniversary for this blogger this summer and Smashwords was my first portal I entered through to dare to dream and at the same time learn about a wonderful community who gives me strength everyday to help another. So kudos to Mark Coker and staff for giving all the opportunity to write and published ebooks, and learn the highs and lows about the writing world. Charge !!! Click on the link and enjoy the many genres and small gifts that come in ebooks. https://www.smashwords.com/ psst, a secret some are free and other sell at reasonable prices and you can even read a excerpt before purchasing. That pretty awesome. Happy Reading.