News From Smashwords

Posted: July 16, 2009 in writing update
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As I have mentioned before, I’ve been putting the Pure Escapism short stories up on Smashwords as well as being able to download them directly from here.

Recently Smashwords have added a top 100 category, showing the 100 most downloaded stories on the site. Of those 100, 84 are free – hardly surprising really. Nothing of mine is in there yet, but with time perhaps..

There was also another category – top 25 most viewed authors. I was more than a little surprised to spot that, at the time of this posting, I had made the list at #21 for the last 30 days. It was a bizarre feeling to see it there. Admittedly it may be because I split the volumes up into their individual stories and so to read them all you need to download them four times instead of one.

Nevertheless, it does mean that people are downloading them. And hopefully enjoying them as well.

  1. J.C says:

    That is very cool. Well done!

  2. qorvus says:

    Certainly pleasant to see, but not sure how much it actually means 🙂

    If I’m offering a dozen short stories for free, it stands to reason I’ll get more downloads than someone trying to sell just one or two stories.

    And they aren’t in such great numbers that will interest agents should I mention them – well, not yet anyway.

    But it is a start.

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