So, my little children, I have tried to focus on getting part one of the Bound by Pleasure series uploaded to Smashwords, and it has sucked me dry. There is a 72 page guide one is highly recommended to devour first, and while I understand the need for it now that I realize what they're doing there, it is a bit daunting. I've made it through 24 pages, and am overwhelmed.
Essentially, Smashwords is converting your ebook to every different format so that it is compatible with all types of e-applications. Whether a reader has Kindle, Nook, IPad, Iphone, PDF or whatever; they will be able to purchase your book on Smashwords and use it on their preferred format. So it's a little bit more involved than it was when I did this just for the Kindle, which is done in the one Mobipocket format. They do have a list of people you can request, and just pay them to do it for you, but I think with a little time and brain cell burning on my part, I can get it. If I pay for this one low-priced book, I will never learn it myself for next time, right? Besides, I am more of a hands-on girl.
Just in case this discourages anyone considering it themselves, take heart, I will follow-up on my experience, and hopefully provide some useful tips. I should also confess to a very intimate secret about me: I'm technologically challenged. So if I could master the whole Kindle thing - and not completely fuck it up - then I think I can force this Smashwords thing into submission and make it do my bidding as well. Mmmm...it sounds sort of fun now.
Now I am off to work on the 2nd part of the Bound by Pleasure series, The Dungeon.