Smashwords

eBooksAreForever wants to help indie authors get into libraries, and libraries to own e-books

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Coming up with a way to get independent e-books into libraries is a tricky issue. You’ve got programs like Smashwords’s collaboration with OverDrive (which can be a trifle confusing, even leaving [...]

‘How to Publish Ebooks’: The basics from Smashwords founder Mark Coker

By Chris Meadows
July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mark Coker of Smashwords has probably forgotten more about self-publishing than many people will ever know. But luckily for us, he has put everything he does remember about self-publishing into a [...]

Smashwords adds “assetless” pre-orders

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Smashwords is changing the way it allows pre-orders on its site for authors. Previously, the entire manuscript needed to be uploaded in order to take advantage of pre-orders, but that is no longer [...]

Smashwords shares year end report

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mark Coker of Smashwords has shared a year end review that contains some interesting nuggets for the ebook author and ereader community, in among all the upbeat reporting on his firm’s [...]

TIPM Publishing Service Index tracks fall of KDP, rise in CreateSpace, Smashwords

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Independent Publishing Magazine runs a regular Publishing Service Index to track the popularity and uptake of the various self-publishing support services and platforms available currently to [...]

Are indie authors headed for doom and gloom?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I recently posted a portion of Mark Coker’s keynote speech from the Self-Publishing Book Expo. The first half of the speech was about 10 trends in self-publishing, which sparked some interesting [...]

Smashwords’ Mark Coker deilvers keynote at Self-Publishing Book Expo

By Susan Lulgjuraj
November 24, 2014 // 7 Comments

Self-publishing isn’t going anywhere, and Smashwords’ Mark Coker recently took a look at how we got here. The Self-Publishing Book Expo was held in New York City recently with Coker giving the [...]

New Smashwords Survey gives more tips, stats on self-publishing sales

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

As one more contribution to the author earnings and self-publishing debate, alongside the UK Society of Authors, the UK ALCS, and Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings, we have the 2014 Smashwords Survey [...]

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now!

By Joanna Cabot
July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Good news for both authors and readers: the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now! From the author enrollment page: “Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s mid-summer.  Readers [...]

Smashwords adds daily sales reports

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smashwords is giving more information to self-published authors. The publishing and distribution company announced daily sales reporting for iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive and the [...]

Full of dross or not, Smashwords still a boon to libraries

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 10 Comments

Funny how quick some people jump to conclusions. On Good e-Reader, Michael Kozlowski slams Smashwords’s new public library program to bring curated lists of its e-books to libraries inexpensively [...]

Konrath vs. Stross on the Amazon/Hachette affair

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2014 // 6 Comments

So, more people have chimed in on the Amazon/Hachette thing. Most notably, Charlie Stross has blogged about it. Given that he’s published by Orbit, a subsidiary of Hachette, it’s understandable [...]

Smashwords delivers titles quicker to the iBookstore

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smashwords has taken steps to improve delivery to Apple’s iBookstore, the company announced on Sunday. Published e-books have appeared as quickly as the same day when submitted through [...]

Smashwords’ Mark Coker continues to champion with indie author manifesto

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 25, 2014 // 3 Comments

Yesterday’s roundup by Joanna had an interesting post from Smashwords’ Mark Coker. The site’s founder created an indie author manifesto, empowering and highlighting just how far the world of [...]

How do you solve a problem like Astounding?

By Chris Meadows
March 18, 2014 // 16 Comments

A few days ago, I recalled a short story, called Early Bird, by Theodore R. Cogswell and Theodore L. Thomas. I wanted to share that story with a couple of friends and co-writers on a shared Internet [...]

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