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Smashwords Vs KDP

  1. bat115 profile image77
    bat115posted 3 years ago

    Has anyone here used either before? What are your thoughts on either? likes/dislikes.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You can use both and may as well use both.  But in most cases the majority of sales will be through kindle.  In my case by about 50:1

    2. CroftRoan profile image60
      CroftRoanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There are pros and cons to both. KDP is very strict on content and even if you posted it on your website they will still card you saying the story is floating around online. I have not had a lot of experience with Smashwords but you should be careful how you format your book. They are very picky with the premium catalog.
      I agree with psyceskinner about using both. Smashwords does distribute to Kindle but I heard it's very fussy so publishing directly to KDP is best. I'll let you know more once I have my next book published.

      1. bat115 profile image77
        bat115posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the replies, psycheskinner & CroftRoan, I think I will end up using both Smashwords and KDP.