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Turns out that, when I wrote the last post, I was already on the Premium Catalog (or whatever) for Smashwords.  Nothing more to do but wait.  Understand it takes a few weeks for things to show up on other websites.

Oh and, by the way, should I happen to sell a book on one or more of the other sites, they pay Smashwords who, in turn, would pay me.  Theoretically.  Someday.  In the fullness of time.

The royalty structure is a little different for the “partner resellers” than they are for direct sales on Smashwords – just as Smashword’s royalties are a little different than Amazon’s – but they are not that different and a sale is a sale.

It is important, should any of you make the journey, to keep the price the same between ebook platforms.  Most of your service agreements require this, more or less.  You don’t want to be de-listed because somebody’s web sniffer found your book at a different price elsewhere.  This also makes the temporary sale price (or zero price) problematic.

Print books?  If anybody ever goes there?  You can have a different price for that – though I suspect it would be in your interest to have all your print books (same type of course – not comparing paperback to hardcover) at the same price, as there are probably agreements for that as well.  But that little problem would be your publisher’s issue, not yours.


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