Smashwords author JD Nixon scored the coveted “Book of the Week” promotion at Apple’s iBookstore this week, making the first book of the author’s Heller series free for a week for iBooks readers.
You can meet Nixon in an interview at the self-publishing distribution company’s blog. Smashwords founder Mark Coker wrote about the deal:
To give you a sense of the power of such a free promotional feature when combined with a super-awesome series that wows readers, as of yesterday, almost a week after her Book of the Week promotion ended in Australia, JD’s six priced titles held six of the seven bestseller spots in Apple’s Australia iBookstore. JD first published Heller at Smashwords on May 30, 2011, and distributes via Smashwords to Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Sony.