A couple of quick items:
First, I took a look at the eBooks Compiler at http://www.ebookscompiler.com because someone asked about it on one of the self-publishing lists. I’m only mentioning it in case anyone is wondering about it. If you’re interested in producing eBooks for the popular eReaders, this isn’t the application for you. It generates eBooks as executables and is suited for those who want to produce information products to sell from their websites. It doesn’t produce Kindle books, nook books, PDFs, or anything else that an eReader can handle.
Second, I haven’t said anything about Google’s entry into the eBook marketplace because I’m a Canadian publisher. I’m currently not eligible to use Google’s store, as a publisher or consumer. I did visit it, though, and left with the impression that it’s not user-friendly. I suspect it was rushed out—maybe in the hope that Google would cash in on holiday spending—so I expect it to improve over time. I’m hoping that Smashwords will work out a deal with Google. I’d much prefer to distribute to Google’s store through Smashwords than directly. Google isn’t known for its customer service. Smashwords will have more clout than me.
If you’re selling your books through Google’s store, I’d love to hear about your experience so far.