e-Publishing Summary

Linda Andrews

Good morning everyone!

I just wanted to shared some of the information I learned this past weekend at a self-publishing seminar given by the super-awesome Smashwords CEO Mark Coker.

First, I’ve been self-pubbed since 2011 and have belonged to many indie loops for just as long. For those who don’t know what Smashwords is, it’s an ebook distributor. Instead of having accounts in multiple online retailers, you upload a word file or professionally designed .epub file to Smashwords and they distribute it to various retail channels such as Kobo, Barnes and Noble and iBooks and to libraries via OverDrive (serves 20,000+ libraries) and Baker & Taylor Axis 360.  Here’s a full list of channels they reach – http://smashwords.com/distribution .

One of the concerns some Indies have about Smashwords is their automatically opted in to new lines of distribution when they opened and the quarterly payments instead of monthly. To answer these concerns, authors…

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