Smashwords plans to hire more staff for vetting ebooks for Premium Catalog status.
According to Mark, “We are backlogged on Premium Catalog reviews. We plan to hire additional vetting team members in the next 30 days. The training takes a lot of time, so expect further delays as we staff up. Currently the vetting queue is running about a week longer than planned, so about two weeks. Our goal, post-staffing, once the new team is trained, is to get review cycle times down to 3-5 days.”
This announcement is great news for many members of the Smashwords Forum who posted their complaints on the length of time it was taking for Premium Catalog status.