It really was as simple as 1 - 2 -3 and I was embarrassed I had been put off by the "technical challenge" from doing it before.
Assuming, like me, you already have a book written and that you did it in Microsoft Word, here is all you need to do.
- Download the Smashwords style guide and read it.
- Make every single formatting change in your document that the book recommends.
- Click the "Publish" button on the Smashwords site and fill out the forms.
The first book in the Wizard and Spy series, The Ex-apprentices is now for sale.
It's a fun book to read, if I do say so myself, which I do.
I have sold some copies. There are a lot of options that Smashwords makes available for promoting your book that I have not used, simply because I've been really, really busy at my "day job".
Next on my list of things to do is read both the Smashwords marketing guide (which I have - hang head in shame - downloaded and started reading but not finished) and Michael Hicks book on marketing self-published books.
I would say the marketing is hard, but I don't know, since, before I published on Smashwords, I thought publishing would be hard, too. Instead, to steal a term from the little girl next door, it turned out to be easy, peasey, lemon squeezee.
Suddenly, for some reason, I have a craving for lemon meringue pie.