Only 18 authors to go before the Smashwords Forum reaches 1,000 authors helping each other with questions about publishing or formatting or editing, promoting their works on the Smashwords Forum and other sites, and having fun chatting with one another.
The Smashwords Forum began life in 2011 and very slowly gathered members. I started the forum because Smashwords had no way for authors to meet and discuss problems they were having, other than using the Smashwords Support system on their Dashboard – a system often overwhelmed by new users asking the same questions and overwhelming the support staff. Many Smashwords Forum members wrote they were surprised to find a forum for Smashwords authors, and why isn’t this mentioned on the Smashwords site. I asked Smashwords the same question many times.
In 2013 the Smashwords Forum had an upgrade. New tools and enhancements made it easier for our members to use the forum in a more secure environment. This week some Smashword Forum members are now discussing publishing multi-author ebooks, which I find exciting for readers and authors.
Growing membership is akin to growing sales; both take time. Membership in the Smashwords Forum is free, so if you’re an author on Smashwords or are considering publishing a work through Smashwords then why not join our Smashwords Forum?