I finally braved Smashword’s brutal Meatgrinder conversion engine to get Alien Empire into a variety of new formats. Within a couple of weeks it should be up for sale on Kobo, Apple, Sony, Diesel, and more. However it is available on Smashword’s own site right now!
As a very nice touch, they provide you with a free ISBN when you format your book for inclusion in distribution to the above-mentioned sites. For those who don’t know the extreme curve on which ISBNs are priced, that may not sound like much, but for an indie author, trust me it is. More on that subject later.