Pioneering self-publishing and ebook distribution site Smashwords made an announcement for all of its member authors and publishers today that tomorrow kicks off a week-long promotional event for books. Dubbed Read and eBook Week, a campaign that runs from March 2nd through 8th, the event offers authors the opportunity to reach out to readers with promotional pricing on their books for one week only.
While the marketing stands to benefit authors, Smashwords really bills the event as intended for readers, calling it “one week of unadulterated ebook gluttony.” Consumers will benefit from slashed prices on thousands of ebooks, and authors can take advantage of the promotion to extend their reader base.
Besides the option to promote their books, authors can receive hints and tips, banners and badges for their websites, and listing in the eBook Week catalog of special discounts. To sign up, authors need only log into their Smashwords accounts and click HERE.