Indie Authors and Smashwords

How many Indie authors get error messages when trying to submit their manuscript to the “Premium Catalog”?

It’s frustrating, irritating and when you fix these errors and it STILL isn’t right? It’s maddening. I kept getting an error that there was a link to another seller at the end of my manuscript…there wasn’t. I checked for hyperlinks, I checked for embedded links etc. It wasn’t there. I resent the manuscript and it passed the autovetter, but when it came back, it was flagged with errors, again.

I decided to upload to NOOK myself. Guess what? It uploaded with ZERO issues. Smashwords were blaming NOOK for the errors that I was receiving. There were no formatting issues, no links to other retailers or anything else. So, why is Smashwords making things so difficult? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer, but since I’m an Indie author, I have the ability to upload my book to NOOK without any problems. Will it go to lesser known retailers that are outlined in Smashwords “Premium Catalog”? No, probably not, but I’m ok with that.


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