Hello Smashwords

Did you miss me?

Recently, Chris over at The Story Reading Ape shared a post about the new and improved Smashwords. The title caught my attention immediately. Smashwords? That clunky old platform where I began my e-publishing and from where I’d divorced myself about a year ago? I had to check it out. The original article was posted by Mark Williams – The International Indie Author.

Smashwords and I hooked up in 2012 but I was soon lured by Amazon’s suave demeanour and international élan. Juggling the two for myself and my coauthor as well as that whole Life thing, became too much. After ridding myself of the coauthor, a ceremonial burning of the ‘the stuff’ in the form of abandoning Smashwords and retiring the cowritten volumes followed. I never did this in real life – the distraught, teenager, tossing all her love letters into a fireplace thing – so I figured this was a good time to test its efficacy. It was alright. Ice cream and wine are better.

And so…

After reading the article, I decided last night in one of those four AM mental organizing and motivational ie: sleepless moments, that I would see if Smashwords had grown up, changed, improved and if it had, I’d give it a second chance. I might forgive that rake Amazon too, even though it was off wooing more popular gals.

To that end…

I’ve spent several hours reacquainting myself with the two and I’m happy to say that Smashwords and I have kissed and repubbed and Amazon and I have made a few changes to shake up our relationship.

I don’t often mention that I have books available. I figure if you read my Author page, you’ll see the links. However in the new and improved atmosphere at both platforms, I have dusted off three volumes that haven’t been available for a few years on Amazon and all my books have been pulled back out of the vaults at Smashwords. So here’s a big, fat, gold-edged invitation to check out my author profile at both sites, it’d make my day if you click the links below and follow, <3, like or whatever it is that one does there. If you happen to buy a book, I’d love if you’d let me know what you think.

~ kei
16 December 2015

KeiB on Smashwords and KeiB on Amazon and KeiB author page Goodreads

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Aside ~ Goodreads

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you know that I am now listed as an author on Goodreads and I’d be really pleased if you would connect with me there.
Clicking the link or my photo below will take you there.

Thanks for your support!

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8098071.Karin_Bole_Tupper

©Karin Bole Tupper

©Karin Bole Tupper

A Girl’s Gotta Eat

So, fair warning, this’ll show up on “All Of The Blogs!” today.

I have books for sale on Amazon and I’d love if you’d download  one or three.

You can find them here, via my Amazon Author profile: Spilled Ink
and the fancy widget is on the right sidebar here: So Many Vices, So Little Time

KeiB Designs and Karin Bole Tupper – cheaper than a Barista’s specialty and always gluten, lactose and calorie-free!

~ kei

If you’d like to share, please feel free

Flogging WIP’s

From my Post-Apocalyptic Life Skill blog:

I try to not overdo the book promotion ~ BUT ~ both “Memories Of Egypt” and “The Arcadian Collection”, my two e-book collections with my newest patterns are available on Amazon as of today.

Here is the link to my Author’s page: Karin Bole Tupper
You can find all of my books here ~ haiku and hikoo 😉

Your support (you can “follow” there too) is very much appreciated 🙂

I’m posting this on my writing blog as well… I wonder how the fibre muggles will react to my post title…?

// Amazon.com Widgets

…Authors… what do we want? mega sales! when do we want them?… yesterday!…

Wise words about publishing, the culture of instant gratification and keeping our “Great Expectations” real.
Oh! And… you can find my books on Amazon, iTunes and Yada Yada 😉

Seumas Gallacher

…there’s an old saying I recall, ‘Patience is a Virtue… possess it if yeez can… often found in Woman, but seldom found in Man’… this ol’ Jurassic has no idea how much of that observation is based on verifiable fact, and it prob’ly depends on which gender yeez ask about it… also absent is any overlay on that premise as regards we quill-scrapers… whether the male or female of the scribbling species is the more likely to ‘chomp restlessly at the bit’ is indeterminate…

lassielad…but if yeez read between the lines, and even read the actual lines, it seems an inordinate number of  wannabe bestselling scribes can hardly contain themselves in the search for instant ‘success’… and the bulk of blame for that syndrome’s presence must be laid squarely at the door of the internet and the SOSYAL NETWURKS... we have collectively, I’m afraid, become a…

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