Saturday, 22 June 2013

First few titles available on SMASHWORDS

As of this week, we now have our first few titles available on Smashwords, and will gradually be rolling out the rest as well.  We started with:

ABOVE ALL by Jane Elliot

ALOES by Chris Quinton


(Yes, we're working in alphabetical order; it does tend to make life easier!)

You'll notice that for the time being they're in unfamiliar temporary covers - although still, we hope, recognisably Manifold Press in design.  This is because of the size/resolution requirements imposed by the 'Smashwords Premium Catalog' which in due course (we imagine it takes a little while to filter through) will mean that our books are available in outlets such as Apple (distribution to iBookstores in 51 countries), Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Sony, Kobo, WH Smith in the UK and FNAC (both powered by Kobo), Livraria Cultura in Brazil (powered by Kobo), the Diesel eBook StoreeBooks Eros (operated by Diesel), Baker & Taylor (Blio and the Axis360 library service), Page Foundry (operates retail sites and; operates Android ebook store apps for Cricket Wireless and Asus), and other distribution outlets coming soon.

We hope by the end of the year to be able to update all our covers, both on Smashwords and elsewhere, to the larger format preferred by Smashwords, as it seems to be becoming the standard requirement across all platforms.  This is going to take a little time to prepare, however, and our intention is to wait until everything is ready and then update them all at once.

We'll gradually be adding Smashwords buy links to the website, of course, and will notify everybody through our Blog and LJ when additional titles become available.

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