Smashwords has the most cumbersome guidelines of them all. They have a 70 some page guide on how to format before uploading. I have an urge to re-write the whole thing and sell it. It would probably be three pages long. Meanwhile, "Premium" status is still pending even though I don't have any errors. This is even though I submitted it Monday. Then my novel never appeared on the new releases/science fiction, section. So that was rather disappointing. I sent Smashwords a question about it four days ago and never heard a word.
The load for Amazon Kindle went fairly smooth. It took awhile for my book to be searchable, which confused the heck out of me. I didn't know if it was a delay or a glitch, but at least it's searchable now.
I liked the simplified loading directions for the Barnes and Noble Nook. My book is for sale over there too, but guess what, no cover. They have some specifics as far as pixel size and it won't upload unless you have it right, so I have to go back over there and fix it.
Then with all this excitement (over what I don't know), I kept waking up around three in the morning, thinking and thinking....and wanting to check my email. So by Friday evening, I looked like that lion above. Doesn't she look comfortable?
Why is my book only .99 cents? I've noticed that some people think that means the book is cheap and horrible. But if you go look on the best selling Kindle books you will see many at .99 cents. I also know of a couple people making a lot of money using the .99 method. Enough money to live on. Plus I can see others doing the same. I know of some authors that didn't sell as much by charging more, so after weighing the facts, this is what I went with.