Smashwords NaNoWriMo Promotion

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  If you are like me, this free source (donations recommended) is a wonderful challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1-30.  I have written two YA novels through this event and plan to get a good chunk of my third done.

Smashwords, in the spirit of NaNoWriMo is also geared up to help you get those 50,000 words down. But…

My Thoughts / Your Thoughts?

Personally, I am a little leery putting my work out for others to read when it is a WIP.  Even though Smashwords lets you “update” your book any time you want, I am just not comfortable in my rough draft to let anyone read it, let alone have them reading over my shoulder as I write it.

About the Promotion

Smashwords is opening up their platform to allow NaNoWriMo participants to “publish, share, track and promote their works-in-progress.” What this means is during the month you  have people reading your WIP.

All Smashwords NaNoWriMo books receive promotion via:

  1. A special catalog hosted at
  2. A special catalog in the native catalog of Stanza
  3. A special catalog in the native catalog Aldiko
  4. Promotion on the Smashwords blog, on Twitter, etc.

Read more on Smashwords NaNoWriMo Promotion

What do you think? Have any of you tried this and if so, how did it work for you?



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