When you load your book on Smashwords, the site’s confirmation message telling you your book was approved by the AutoVetter format program will give you two links.

One looks like this: http://smashwords.com/b/330289

The other link looks like this: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/330289

I have no idea why Smashwords generates two forms of links (Barnes and Noble did that, too, maybe two years ago. The B&N short link didn’t work either and we had to scramble around, updating the links for every title in my list).

The first Smashwords link is shorter so I was merrily posting away the short form on Twitter. With the 140 characters limit, brevity is the soul of a Tweet.

Then a kindly soul sent me a private message that my Smashwords links weren’t working. He’d had the same problem and felt duty-bound to tell me. Thank you, my friend!

Now, we all should click on our own links from time to time and make sure that they work. But I admit, with limited time and so much to do every day, I often don’t do that.

Sure enough, the short link DOES NOT WORK.

The long link DOES.

So there you have it, my friends. If you’ve got books on Smashwords, double-check your links. It’s time-consuming and a pain, but do correct them so potential readers can find your book on this valuable website.

Here’s my list with the corrected links:

Urban Fantasy:

The Garden of Abracadabra on Smashwords;

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 1: Life’s Journey on Smashwords,

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 2: In Dark Woods on Smashwords,

The Garden of Abracadabra, Book 3: The Right Road on Smashwords,

Science Fiction:

Summer of Love, A Time Travel on Smashwords,

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on Smashwords,

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories on Smashwords,

Memoir plus my first Omni Story:

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Smashwords,

Passionate Historical Romantic Suspense:

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Smashwords,

Celestial Girl, Book 1: The Heartland (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Smashwords,

Celestial Girl, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Smashwords,

Celestial Girl, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Smashwords,

My Omni story that sold to Universal Studios:

Tomorrow’s Child on Smashwords,

Sexy short science fiction thriller published worldwide:

Shaken on Smashwords,

Historical fantasy published in Immortal Unicorn:

Daughter of the Tao on Smashwords,

Historical fantasy published in Tales of the Impossible:

Every Mystery Unexplained on Smashwords,

Literary fantasy published in Full Spectrum 5:

The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria on Smashwords,

Literary fantasy chosen for Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:

Hummers on Smashwords,

Biopic of the inventor:

Tesla, A Worthy of His Time: A Screenplay on Smashwords,

Novella based on my screenplay:

U F uh-O, A Sci Fi Comedy on Smashwords,

Passionate Paranormal Romance:

Eon’s Kiss on Smashwords.

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony. Summer of Love, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords. The Gilded Age, A Time Travel is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords. The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony; Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony. Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo; My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on Amazon.com worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

Tomorrow’s Child is on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords. Tomorrow’s Child is also on Amazon.com in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry, worldwide Amazon.com links for Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain, and more!

And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, at Sony, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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