Treat Yourself: A Kindle Vella & Smashwords Promo
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Treat Yourself: A Kindle Vella & Smashwords Promo

This is one of two mid/near end month promos! The big one is the IHeartSapphfic end of year sale, where all books are marked down to $0.99! Including several of my own.
Treat Yourself: A Kindle Vella & Smashwords Promo

This is one of two mid/near end month promos! The big one is the IHeartSapphfic end of year sale, where all books are marked down to $0.99! Including several of my own.

Get up to 75% off (or free!) on LGBT+ romance and erotica on Smashwords
Smashwords End of Year Sale! Get free or heavily discounted LGBT+ reads including romance, erotica, kink and taboo. Everything you go to Smashwords for!

Smashwords is having a big end of the year sale. This promo is only a small fraction of that, but highlights queer books in particular. For the full list, go here.

Treat Yourself! LGBTQIA+ Ediction! A Kindle Vella Holiday Promotion
Treat Yourself! Got that holiday shopping done? Party all planned? Or just need to relax from the holiday stress? These amazing Kindle vella authors have ther perfect way to help you unwind! All stories in this promotion feature LGBTQIA+ characters!

This second one is a bit more complicated, but lasts until the middle of January. Kindle Vella is Amazon's serial platform, currently exclusive to Americans or those with American accounts, but that may change early next year.

You buy token bundles and use those to unlock episodes, although new users receive up to 500 free tokens to start. Commenting is currently in beta, but readers can like (thumbs up) episodes and "fave" the stories they like the most (once a week thing). Liking and faving are very important to authors and affect bonuses.

You can read these stories on your phone or tablet, but currently not on a Kindle.

This is a good example of what Vella looks like on mobile devices:

Four different views from a mobile phone, showing the story description page, a list of episodes, how to unlock and episode and the cost for doing so, and an unlocked episode.
Four different views from a mobile phone, showing the story description page, a list of episodes, how to unlock and episode and the cost for doing so, and an unlocked episode.