Today’s post is all about Smashwords.com because Any Tomorrow: The Calling has finally been accepted into the Smashwords Premium Catalog. This means that, besides being listed on the Smashwords website, it will be distributed to a range of other sellers also. The following schedule was provided for distribution.
Next Shipment to Channel
|Barnes & Noble||Every Thursday or Friday||Books appear approx 2 weeks after we ship|
|Sony||Every Thursday or Friday||Books appear approx 2 weeks after we ship|
|Kobo||Every Thursday or Friday||Books appear approx 2 weeks after we ship|
|Amazon||To Be Determined||Ship date TBD. Smashwords and Amazon are working to complete technical integration.|
|Apple||Every Thursday or Friday||Books appear approx 1 week after we ship|
|Diesel||Every Thursday or Friday|
|Scrollmotion||To Be Determined|
I submitted Any Tomorrow: The Calling to Smashwords on May 1st.
Any Tomorrow: The Calling finished conversion on May11th.
Any Tomorrow: The Calling was accepted into the Smashwords Premium Catalog on May 23rd.
By the posted schedule it should be available at Apple next week, and at Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Kobo around the week of June 10th.
So, roughly it takes about six weeks to work through the whole process with Smashwords. And that’s okay. Now I no longer have to worry about what was holding up the process. Now I have real experience to gauge the timeline of the process with. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Have you had a similar experience with Smashwords? How about other distributors? Share your experience or any other comments you might have by leaving a comment. Thanks!