Some good news from Smashwords to end the year:
Smashwords Plans for 2017
In broad strokes, below is what you can expect from Smashwords in the coming year. If some of this looks familiar to our goals for 2016 (most of which we met), it’s because some of these items below will remain persistent themes for us for many years to come:
- Faster payment cycles – January will be our last quarterly payment round, after which Smashwords is going monthly starting in February. Yay!
Yay is right. I distribute to Apple through Smashwords, although the day might come when I’ll decide to buy a Mac and go direct (or Apple will finally get a clue and realize they should stop making it so difficult for authors to publish on their platform!) and I sell a few books through OverDrive and LibraryDirect and from the Smashwords’ store itself.
After the mess with All Romance Ebooks, I’ll be glad—ecstatic really—to finally be receiving monthly payouts from all the distributors/retailers I use.