I’ve been unhappy for a while with Smashwords. The ebooks they provide to other services aren’t particularly well formatted, and they have a variety of other problems. So over the course of the next month, I’ll be pulling all my ebooks from their service, and re-uploading them to Draft2Digital/Books2Read, which allows authors more control over ebook formatting, and which also has some other features (like an email signup link, sample chapters from other books with purchase links, and so on) which I find very useful.
This means that if you have those books in a Smashwords library, you *may* find that they disappear (I don’t know how Smashwords copes with access to deleted books). So I’m giving a little notice now to download them and back them up. I’m going to start deleting books tomorrow, starting with low-sales ones so there’s minimal impact, and uploading reformatted versions to Draft2Digital. There will be no changes to the text of those books, with one exception.
That one exception is Monkee Music, which I’ve thought for a while could do with a new edition. I did a Kickstarter for that a while back which didn’t work out, but I’ve decided to just do it anyway. I’ll be pulling that from *everywhere* and replacing it with an updated version of the text — the entry on Pool It! will be completely rewritten, and there’ll be entries for Good Times!, Davy Jones’ first solo album, the early Nez solo singles collected on The Monkees Super Deluxe Edition, the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart album, the new bonus tracks on the other Super Deluxe Editions, and Micky and Davy’s cast recording of Nilsson’s The Point!
That should *hopefully* be done by the end of this month, but it may take a few extra days on top of that, and there’ll be new paperback and hardback versions as well as the ebook.
Once all this is done, I’ll also be revamping the “Books” page of this website.