Say Hello to Fable!

Expanded Retail Distribution…With an Awesome Twist! Welcome to Fable! At Draft2Digital, it’s our mission to provide you with the very best tools to help you grow your publishing business. One of the best ways to help you grow your publishing business is to help you...

Grow Your Story From Scratch at the Storygarden Summit

Our passion at Draft2Digital is helping authors by offering free tools and services to make it easy to get your book in the right format and distributed to our growing list of retail and library partners. But we recognize that you might also need help getting that...

Crafting an Irresistible Inciting Incident

A book may begin on page one, but the real story starts when a key moment sets the plot in motion. This week, Polly Watt from Fictionary shares how to craft an inciting incident that will hook your readers. What is an Inciting Incident? At its most basic, an inciting...

Introducing New Print Proof Shipping Options!

We love it when we can fulfill an enhancement request for our authors. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that, effective immediately, you now have multiple shipping options when ordering a physical proof of your D2D Print paperback. You’ll see options that are...

Everything to know before you migrate your account from Smashwords to Draft2Digital

Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s moving time! What you might not know is that we’ve been moving accounts behind the scenes already. We didn’t mean to keep it a secret, but we’ve had our heads down deep into the code it requires to make this process as...

Enroll Now for the Smashwords Store’s Read An Ebook Week Sale!

The 15th Annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Sale begins Sunday, March 3 and runs through Saturday, March 9. If you haven’t heard, the last few Smashwords store sales have been very successful. Record-breaking even! You can enroll your books now for the next one,...

Make the Most of Every Distribution Opportunity!

Opportunity knocked. Did you answer? Here at D2D we pride ourselves on enhancing the discoverability of our authors and their books. It’s quite literally our reason for being. And the best way for you to help readers discover you and your books, is to put your books...

Heartbeats and Hurricanes: How to Use Internal and External Conflict in Your Story

The foundation of every story, from heart-wrenching romances to suspenseful thrillers, is conflict. Without it, stories would have a beginning and an ending, but nothing in between. If your characters aren’t working to overcome something, there is no story. Conflict...
Turbocharging eBook Sales 400% with Preorders?

Turbocharging eBook Sales 400% with Preorders?

This week, the founder of Smashwords, Mark Coker, has some advice for authors looking to get the most out of their marketing with preorders! In last week’s episode of Self Publishing Insiders, I joined a distinguished panel of indie oracles – Orna Ross, Joana Penn,...

Draft2Digital’s 2023 Year in Review

Well, that was quick! It seems like it’s only been a couple weeks since we posted the “2022 Year in Review.” At the end of that post, we suggested that you buckle up, because 2023 was going to be a thrill ride. And it was. Collectively, we’re still trying to catch our...

Migration Missive #1

Welcome to the first of many account migration updates. It's been a busy couple of years and we are actively moving author and publisher accounts from the Smashwords system to the Draft2Digital system. To keep up with these updates, please visit our main Migration...

Prepare to be a Success with Book Launchers // EP177

Episode Summary Julie Broad talks to us about typical author misconceptions, building a business around your book, and how to set your book up for success before you even begin writing. [simplecast-embed...

Introducing Fable! D2D’s newest retail partner! // EP176

Episode Summary Let's talk about Draft2Digital's newest partner, Fable, the popular online bookstore and social reading app that powers 25,000+ online book clubs! ...

Library Advocacy with EveryLibrary // EP175

Episode Summary John Chrastka of EveryLibrary joins us to discuss book bans and censorship, free speech and the First Amendment, political action for change, and how indie authors and book lovers can support the libraries that enrich their communities....

Inspiration and Writing Conferences from TIAC // EP174

Episode Summary Tao Wong, founder of The Toronto Indie Author Conference, joins us to talk about what writers conferences offer for indie authors. ...

General Accounting for Indie Authors // EP173

Episode Summary D.F. Hart shares her expertise from two decades of hands-on accounting to shed light on the best practices for handling accounting as an indie author. ...

Answering Your D2D Questions! // EP172

Episode Summary Jim, Dan, and Lexi take D2D questions from our live listeners, shedding more light on what's going on behind the curtain at D2D and how it can benefit our authors. ...

Think Like a Cartoonist // EP171

Episode Summary Accomplished author and cartoonist, Leigh Rubin joins us to talk about his journey and creating stories through the different mediums of text and visual art. ...

Self Publishing Lesbian Fiction // EP170

Episode Summary The wonderful partners behind Elizabeth Andre, author of paranormal, sci-fi, YA, and romance lesbian fiction, join us to discuss sapphic self publishing. ...

Book Marketing and Launch Plans // EP169

Episode Summary Stephanie Chandler, CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association, joins us to talk about best practices when it comes to marketing and launching your book. ...

Publish with Confidence with ProWritingAid // EP168

Episode Summary ProWritingAid is a battle-tested writing tool that's helped some of today's bestselling authors smooth the rough edges of their works-in-progress so they can publish with confidence. [simplecast-embed...

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