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Old 12-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by GoblinWriter View Post
Are folks finding them via the Smashwords marketplace?
Short answer: no.

Long answer:
If you want people to find your stories, that's not the place to do it. What it is good for, however, is providing a place that you can link to. It's also good in that it automatically converts your stories into all kinds of formats (not just the Sony Reader).

I'm not certain of the ratio of published via houses vs. not, but there are a lot of books on there. You will be drowned out unless you do some marketing elsewhere (or get really lucky).

With that said, I still think it's a good idea. Just don't count on people finding you through the site.

Also: Dragons do rock. Especially tiny green sarcastic ones.
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