When to Self-publish Your eBook Everywhere But Amazon Via Smashwords

A discussion of expanding book distribution for personal friend and family books.

As previously discussed, my experience suggests that you can make more money by entering your eBook into the Kindle Select program than you can publish it everywhere else via Smashwords. However, there is no doubt that you'll receive greater distribution by making your eBook available on as many sites as possible.

If you're attempting to make your book available to friends and family and don't care about generating revenue, then I recommend you also publish your eBook on Smashwords. This is the only instance in which I do recommend self-publishing via Smashwords. Still, remember to also publish in eBook and paperback formats via KDP.