My short stories have transferred from Smashwords to the ibookstore and translated the ‘teen fiction’ category to ‘children’s stories’. When I look at the downloads I find that in the ‘customers also bought’ section are books for young children. Of course, this means I get some seriously low stars and negative comments, and quite rightly so. A seven-year old doesn’t want to read a book on abandonment or death. Consequently I have decided to change the category to adult but am slightly wary as I wonder if the category will translate as something more than I intended!
I shall of course be contacting Smashwords to investigate this problem, but with the translation problem we may end up with category changed to, oh, I don’t know, dogs?
So watch this space fellow bloggers and if you’ve found a solution I’d love to know.