Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Steps In Buying An Ebook from Smashwords

Step 1: Go to and search for the Author or Title of the Book you'ld like to purchase

Step 2: Select the book you'ld like to purchase

Step 3: Click on "Add to cart"

Step 4: If you already have a Smashwords account, simply log in. Otherwise, you will need to create an account. Patiently fill out all the fields required under the "Join Smashwords" section

Once you're done filling out the information, click on "Sign Up"

Step 5: You might need to check your email and click on the confirmation link sent to you by Smashwords before you can log in. Once you're log in, you'll notice that the upper right corner of the Smashwords page should now show your e-mail address to signify you are logged in. You can now click on "Add to cart" to include the book you are about to purchase

Step 6: You can change the quantity of books you would like to purchase or add other books by searching again. This is the section were you can also enter a coupon code (for discounts and even free books) if you happen to have one. If you are satisfied with your purchase list, Click on "Check Out"

Step 7: Select a payment option. You can use a VISA, American Express, or Discovery credit card or you can also use a Paypal account.

Step 8: If you're going to use a credit card, fill out the information required and then click on "Finish". If you are using Paypal, you will be redirected to Paypal's login page where you can settle the payment.

Step 9: If you see the words "You own it", then congratulations, you have successfully purchased a book from Smashwords.

You should now be able to download the ebook in various formats, including Apple, Kindle, Nook e-reader formats and even PDF, HTML or text files for your PC, Laptop, tablet or mobile phone.


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