Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My complete epic fantasy series is now available at Smashwords

Over the last three days, I have added all four novels of my fantasy series The Rys Chronicles to the catalog at Smashwords.

Union of Renegades
The Goddess Queen
Judgment Rising
The Borderlands of Power

Smashwords is an ebook publishing service that is also developing into an ebook retail site. Now that I've had a chance to use its publishing system, I can report that it was easy. The only difficult part was the long list of formatting requirements I had to go through to prepare the Word document files before uploading them.

After my novels were converted into various ebook formats, including epub, Mobipocket for Kindle, LRF for Sony, PDF, and RTF, each title was set up on a great merchandising page that allowed me to add a link to where the novels are available in print. I could also embed a video from YouTube, which was a handy way to enhance my pages with the book trailers for my series.

Hopefully I will gain extra exposure for my fantasy series at Smashwords. I used the same pricing as is available at Brave Luck Books (TM). The first book Union of Renegades is free and the subsequent three fantasy novels are $4.95 each. I can also hope to eventually gain some good ratings with the Smashwords system that allows readers to rate what they read. If you are looking for a good fantasy novel, check out the free download Union of Renegades. If you like it, be sure to give it some stars at Smashwords.