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Title: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: roy le coeur on February 28, 2014, 12:49:17 am
It's that time of year again folks!
Quote,"2014 Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion, taking place March 2-8 2014.  For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE.

The sale often yields our authors record sales and downloads.  The more authors who participate, the better the results for all the participants.  Each year, the promotion grows sets new records as more authors participate."

Authors please post your links in this thread.

Obviously I'll start with mine, as I was up GMT before you guys woke up!

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lecoeur (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lecoeur)

And good luck with your sales!
edited to say, Yikes i forgot to say 25% off my full length novels and shorts go free.
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: Quiss on February 28, 2014, 04:14:27 am
Where is this promotion you speak of?
I just see info about the summer sale at Smashwords.
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: quiet chick writes on February 28, 2014, 04:33:06 am
I think they have the dates wrong on the front page, but when I clicked on it, the form had the correct dates for March.

Thanks for the reminder! Mine are enrolled! :)
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: Mackenzie Morgan on February 28, 2014, 04:44:48 am
Where is this promotion you speak of?
I just see info about the summer sale at Smashwords.

Go to your Dashboard. Under the Metadata Management heading there's a link for the sale - Manage site-wide promotions. All the details are on that page.
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: Adrian Howell on February 28, 2014, 04:50:10 am
Just saw the promo page. I see that free books are automatically enrolled, which is great for my series' loss leader.
Looking forward to the promotion.
Thanks for the heads up!  :)
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: Philip Gibson on February 28, 2014, 06:57:16 am
Does this mean I screwed up by scheduling my Freebooksy ad. for 5/6 March, since there will be a huge deluge of additional free books on offer that will prevent my book getting into the top 100 free? Getting into the top 100 was my aim in placing the ad.

Bugger!
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: dkgould on February 28, 2014, 07:00:31 am
Does this mean I screwed up by scheduling my Freebooksy ad. for 5/6 March, since there will be a huge deluge of additional free books on offer that will prevent my book getting into the top 100 free? Getting into the top 100 was my aim in placing the ad.

Bugger!
  The books in this sale are ONLY discounted at smashwords through a coupon, not on Amazon or anywhere else (it could still affect you I guess, if lots of freebooksy visitors go to smashwords, but probably not as bad as you are thinking)
Title: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: 68564 on February 28, 2014, 09:28:40 am
Read an Ebook Week kicks off this Sunday, anyone opting in thier books this year?

Details:
https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek
Title: Re: Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week
Post by: Mackenzie Morgan on February 28, 2014, 11:10:11 am
I've marked The Master's Chair as free and the other two at 50%.
Title: Re: Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week
Post by: Scottish Lass on February 28, 2014, 11:23:33 am
Thanks for the heads-up on this, I've made my Episode 1 free for that week  :)
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: RLythgoe on February 28, 2014, 11:44:18 am
I'm looking forward to this.  :)

I've added my books. Here's my link: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RobinLythgoe

Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: MarkCoker on February 28, 2014, 12:13:37 pm
Here are some helpful links to get the most out of Read an Ebook Week:

Book Enrollment page:  https://www.smashwords.com/dashboard/sitewidePromos (https://www.smashwords.com/dashboard/sitewidePromos)
 - coupon levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off, and 100%-off (FREE)

Smashwords Read an Ebook Week hub page. Download RAEW banners, buttons and badges (In English, Greek and Hungarian): https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek (https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek)

Official Read an Ebook Week Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Read-an-E-Book-Week/193882590629749 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Read-an-E-Book-Week/193882590629749)
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: 68564 on February 28, 2014, 02:27:51 pm
The cool think about this promotion is it is coupon based so it does not trigger Amazon's price match policy. You can leave your price alone on Amazon and offer the discount over there. Might help reach that audience. :)
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: AngryGames on February 28, 2014, 04:20:59 pm
I've made most of mine free or 50% off.
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: 68564 on February 28, 2014, 06:55:28 pm
I've made most of mine free or 50% off.

I decided to do the same. I have had good luck with their promotions in the past, so we will see.
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: MarilynVix on February 28, 2014, 08:25:11 pm
I'm opting in my first novelette for free. I love the fact ebook week is coupon driven, and I can send it to my newsletter group. I want to keep them happy with special promos.

Love Ebook Week!  :P
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 01, 2014, 02:09:28 am
We already had a topic about this:  https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,179902.0.html
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 01, 2014, 02:11:08 am
I (of course) join, as I always do. I've been #1 and #2 in Gay fiction in previous promotions, so I'm hoping to get there this year too.

All my books are 50% off, apart from the first books in the series which are 100% off.

also, if you'd like to be linked on my post on my blog, send me a message with your links. Only thing I won't link is erotica.
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: cecilia_writer on March 01, 2014, 02:26:55 am
I have a few perma-frees that have been enrolled in this automatically, and I've just added a couple of novels from my 'second' mystery series. Here's the link to my Smashwords profile: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/peartree (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/peartree)

I've noticed more direct sales from Smashwords happening in recent weeks so I think the new look is working!
Title: Re: Opportunity for Smashwords Authors - Read an ebook a week promotion
Post by: 68564 on March 01, 2014, 03:58:03 am
Dang.. I did search, ah well... maybe the mods can combine the threads....
Title: Re: Read an Ebook week Mar 2-8 2014
Post by: 68564 on March 01, 2014, 04:00:37 am
I participate in this every year and usually get new readers out of it. Most of my books will be 50%, and one additional book will be free this year. :)
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Going Incognito on March 01, 2014, 05:21:19 am
I'm in, I'm in! So excited. Everything at least half off, some 75% off, a couple free.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Dave Renol on March 01, 2014, 05:34:37 am
It was a great promo last time and produced roughly half of my SW direct sales for the year. I'm in again. :)
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Joyce DeBacco on March 01, 2014, 06:46:20 am
I've got all my women's fiction on sale for 50% off. My short fiction collection is already free. When does it start? Tomorrow?

Joyce
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: 68564 on March 01, 2014, 08:24:05 am
I've got all my women's fiction on sale for 50% off. My short fiction collection is already free. When does it start? Tomorrow?

Joyce

Yep. Sunday March 2nd.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Maddie Cochere on March 01, 2014, 09:48:15 am
The first book in my series is already permafree, but I set the others to 50% off.

My new release, Murder Under Construction, is the first in my new series, and I set it to free.

I've had good responses to coupons, and my direct sales at Smashwords have been up lately, so I'm looking forward to this promotion.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: ReganWalker on March 01, 2014, 09:52:42 am
May I suggest my Agents of the Crown trilogy? It's historical romance with lots of adventure that will sweep you away! You can see the trailers for RACING WITH THE WIND, AGAINST THE WIND and WIND RAVEN on my website: www.reganwalkerauthor.com (http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com). And you can see all my stories here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Regan-Walker/e/B008OUWC5Y (http://www.amazon.com/Regan-Walker/e/B008OUWC5Y).

(http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/regan_walker2/library/?sort=2&page=1)
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 02, 2014, 09:34:49 am
My post with links to books has gone live: http://www.kiazishiru.com/books/read-an-ebook-week-huge-sale-time-to-pick-up-some-awesome-titles-ebookweek-amreading/

I'll update it when people contact me.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: AriadneW on March 02, 2014, 09:42:15 am
I have mine set to 50% off. :D
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Tracy Falbe on March 02, 2014, 09:48:41 am
Need some magic, adventure, and romance?

My titles are free, 25% off, and 50% off for Read an Ebook Week at Smashwords.

See details at my blog.

http://www.herladyshipsquest.com/2014/03/save-25-to-50-on-fantasy-by-tracy-falbe.html 
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Going Incognito on March 02, 2014, 12:43:24 pm
Just got my first smash email- someone bought 2 of mine. Let the fun begin.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: 68564 on March 02, 2014, 01:27:18 pm
yep... couple of mine have gone out to. I almost never sell a single book on Sunday so this is huge! (for some reason I only sell during US business hours, no idea why....)
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Sapphire on March 06, 2014, 04:19:41 am
Both books of "The Women of Lakeshore Drive" series are set at $1 (75% off).
www.Smashwords.com/books/byseries/10627
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Kessie Carroll on March 06, 2014, 06:18:02 am
My werewolf romance novella is free on Smashwords right now, and it's had a nice trickle of downloads. I wish I'd gotten my other book formatted in time! Oh well, live and learn. I just hope some of these folks read it eventually.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Quiss on March 06, 2014, 06:37:25 am
Utterly underwhelming. I must be missing something.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: dkgould on March 06, 2014, 06:48:17 am
Utterly underwhelming. I must be missing something.
you and me both.  I've given away 6 of my free book and sold one of my 99 cent books.  Sure, it's better than normal, but not that much.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Sapphire on March 06, 2014, 08:53:28 am
Utterly underwhelming. I must be missing something.
Me too.
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 06, 2014, 09:17:50 am
Utterly underwhelming. I must be missing something.

Yeah, very underwhelming... Also, there are a lot less books participating this year than there were in previous years. Quick estimation of the titles in my genres tells me less than half of last year's titles.

This year I'm actually tracking how much I'm giving away of each book and it's going very slow. Last year with fewer books I gave away a lot more...
Title: Re: MERGED THREAD - Read an EBook week is March 2 - 8 - MERGED THREAD
Post by: quiet chick writes on March 06, 2014, 04:37:48 pm
Ditto. Given away 6 of my freebie, and no bites at all on my 75% off. Bummer.  :'(