Too long we have been missing my regular Aunty Acid Monday Funny reblogs from The Story Reading Ape’s blog. Thank you for this Valentine’s edition, Chris!
A letter from Mark Coker
Dear Friends of Smashwords,
This letter isn’t a goodbye; it’s a new hello.
Today we announced that Draft2Digital is acquiring Smashwords. We’re joining together to do more for authors, publishers, and readers.
Fourteen years ago when I created Smashwords, I set out on a crazy mission to change the way books were published, marketed, and sold. I wanted to empower every writer in the world with free tools to self-publish ebooks with pride, professionalism, and success. I wanted to give readers the freedom to enjoy the wonderful diversity of indie-published titles that I knew our publishing platform could help unleash.
Thanks to your trust and partnership, today 150,000 authors and publishers around the world use Smashwords to publish almost 600,000 ebooks. Nearly $200 million worth of Smashwords ebooks have been purchased at retail, and over $110 million paid out to authors and publishers. These books enriched the lives of readers, indie authors, publishers, booksellers, and the broader culture of books.
The impact of our little startup reached far beyond the numbers. As a friend of Smashwords, you’ve been part of something really big.
Thanks so much for the Monday Funnies, Chris! It gave me quite the chuckles. Spreading the smiles!
Thank you so much for our Monday Funnies, Story Reading Ape! You’re the best!
Oh, what would a Monday without Maxine be? Thanks so much, TSRA, for providing us with our week-start giggles.
Today my Guest Post on The Story Reading Ape’s blog got published. I’m very honored he accepted my article.
Thank you so much for your friendship and ongoing support, Chris!
I’m breaking out of the YA Fantasy genre with my new book, stepping into an unfamiliar field. My latest novel has some crime, flawed characters, and a protagonist who doesn’t always make the best choices… and smokes like a chimney.
Now, as compared to the YA’ The Council of Twelve‘ series, I don’t have to limit what my characters say or do. I can add intimacy, attraction, passion, crime, and one or other swear word if I want.
And, I can add cigarettes. But is that a good idea? In a time when the world around us shrinks ‘smoking zones’ to a woeful nothing, where entire cities declare their public places smoke-free environment, and where health warnings are printed on every cigarette pack, should my protagonist smoke?
Another TSRA Monday Funnies with Aunty Acid. Thanks so much, for the giggles! Sharing!
Of course, I cannot let Monday pass without TSRA’s Maxine! Thanks so much for the giggles!
Oh – how WONDERFUL! Maxine is back! Thanks so much for the giggles and smiles, TSRA. You’re the best!