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Smashwords Sale

Mushroom eBooks has been participating in the Smashwords Authors Give Back Sale since March. It is set to end on 31st May 2020.

Please take advantage of big discounts on nearly all our books, including some free series starters, like The Call of the Sword by Roger Taylor, which starts the excellent 12 book sequence of Hawklan novels, and Transit to Scorpio, the first of the 52-book Dray Prescot series by Alan Burt Akers.

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  • Gary May 15, 2020, 2:10 pm

    Why are the Dray Prescot books not available in the mobi format?

    • Martyn May 15, 2020, 2:45 pm

      Some of the later omnibuses are not available in mobi format because of the way that Smashwords requires mobi formats to be made. They are very labour intensive. The individual books should all be available in mobi format though. Let me know if you find any that aren’t. You can convert epub to mobi yourself, using software like Calibre, or an online service like http://www.zamzar.com, but I realise that might be a bit of a pain. Let me know if this doesn’t solve your issue and I’ll see what I can do.

      • Gary May 16, 2020, 4:47 am

        The omnibuses are available on Amazon, who based their format on MOBI. I thought that maybe Amazon wouldn’t let you sell in MOBI format on Smashwords because you sell them on Amazon. Anyway, I wanted to get the omnibuses I don’t have yet, on sale for $6.99, which is what prompted my initial question. Buying the individual books would cost more.

  • Martyn May 16, 2020, 12:07 pm

    Gary: I discovered this morning that I can upload mobi files directly to Smashwords without using their conversion process. So all the Dray Prescot omnibus books are now available in mobi format from Smashwords. Thanks for letting me know that this was needed.

    • Gary May 16, 2020, 2:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Gary May 16, 2020, 2:18 pm

    I found an error in downloading the books I bought. If I go to Library -> Books You Own, and click on the title, it brings up a window where I can click on mobi or epub. When I click on mobi, I get this error “The URI you submitted has disallowed characters.” It appears that the brackets [ and ] are in the URI, and I think that’s the problem. When I went to the individual book page, it allowed me to download them, and there were no brackets in the URI.

    • Martyn May 16, 2020, 6:46 pm

      Please can you report that to Smashwords? It will be an issue on their end. I will report it too. Thanks. And thanks for your purchases — I hope you enjoy the books 🙂

      • Gary May 17, 2020, 2:16 pm

        I just sent the message to Smashwords.

        • Martyn May 18, 2020, 8:12 am

          Thanks. Me too. I’ve heard back that the error is with their “link cleaning” and they are dealing with it. One more small improvement to the world 🙂

  • Gary May 20, 2020, 3:47 pm

    Finished buying the remaining omnibus books I needed. Thanks for having the sale 🙂

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