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Hey indie ebook authors, here's how to succeed - Posted November 21, 2014
[caption id="attachment_94157" align="alignleft" width="300"] Smashwords[/caption] Attention, indie ebook authors. Mark Coker at Smashwords wants you to know that there's never been a better time to be you. He writes, "Thanks to an ever-growing global m... [AllTwitter]

Hey indie ebook authors, here's how to succeed - Posted November 21, 2014
[caption id="attachment_94157" align="alignleft" width="300"] Smashwords[/caption] Attention, indie ebook authors. Mark Coker at Smashwords wants you to know that there's never been a better time to be you. He writes, "Thanks to an ever-growing global m... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords CEO Considers What Amazon Hachette Dispute Means For Indie Authors - Posted May 28, 2014
Mark Coker, the founder of the self-publishing site Smashwords, has given a lot of thought to the Amazon Hachette negotiation troubles. In a ... [GalleyCat]

The Indie Author Manifesto: INFOGRAPHIC - Posted April 29, 2014
Smashwords founder Mark Coker has created an infographic called, "The Indie Author Manifesto," based on his blog post... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Publishes 'Indie Author Manifesto' - Posted April 24, 2014
Mark Coker, the founder of the self-publishing site Smashwords, believes that indie authors should be proud of self-publishing their work. To help encourage these writers, he has created the 'Indie Author Manifesto.' In the post, Co... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Shares Tips For Self-Published Writers - Posted November 19, 2013
Smashwords founder Mark Coker is giving a free talk this afternoon at 2pm ET as a preview of our upcoming Self-Publishing Intensive, a three-week online interactive event that is c... [GalleyCat]

Finish Your Book with Mediabistro's Self-Publishing Intensive - Posted October 15, 2013
Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process. Smashwords co-fou... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Releases Book Discovery Tool - Posted September 12, 2013
Self-publishing platform Smashwords has released a new tool to help authors make their books more discoverable. It's called Series Manager and it gives writers the ability to attach their books to series, as well as manage series metadata. Here is more from the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Self-Published Author Lands Book of the Week Promotion at Apple's iBookstore - Posted July 24, 2013
Smashwords author JD Nixon scored the coveted "Book of the Week" promotion at Apple's iBookstore this week, making the first book of the author's Heller series free for a week... [GalleyCat]

Self-Published Author Lands Book of the Week Promotion at Apple's iBookstore - Posted July 24, 2013
Smashwords author JD Nixon scored the coveted "Book of the Week" promotion at Apple's iBookstore this week, making the first book of the author's Heller series free for a week... [AllTwitter]

'The Secrets to eBook Publishing Success' is Free eBook of the Day - Posted June 7, 2013
The Secrets to eBook Publishing Success by Mark Coker is today's Free eBook of the Day. The publishing guide penned by the founder of the self-publishing website Smashwords includes tips and tricks on how to publish an eBook. Check it out: ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

The Cover That Launched a Thousand iBookstore Sales - Posted May 9, 2013
Self-published novelist R.L. Mathewson initially published Playing for Keeps... [GalleyCat]

Finish Your Book with Our Online Community - Posted April 1, 2013
Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process. If you want to see one of our ... [semanticweb.com]

Smashword's Mark Coker Pushes For Community Publishing Initiatives at Libraries - Posted March 25, 2013
Mark Coker, the founder/CEO of self-publishing community Smashwords, is pushing libraries to offer self-publishing programs to librar... [FishbowlDC]

Finish Your Book with Our Online Community - Posted March 14, 2013
Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process. If you want to see one of our ... [GalleyCat]

Early bird rates for our Self-Publishing Finishing School end tomorrow - Posted March 5, 2013
Want to get your manuscript published, but not sure how to get started? Join our Self-Publishing Finishing School starting April 3, 20... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Join Mediabistro's Self-Publishing Finishing School with Our Early Rates - Posted March 5, 2013
Want to get your manuscript published, but not sure how to get started? Join our Self-Publishing Finishing School starting April 3, 2013. Weekly live video webcasts ... [GalleyCat]

Finish Your Book With Our New Online Course - Posted February 12, 2013
Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process. Smashwords co-founder ... [GalleyCat]

What's Your Favorite App, Mark Coker? - Posted February 5, 2013
AN: What's Your Favorite App, Mark Coker? MC: I have multiple favorite apps, so it's really difficult for me to name just one. Since you're asking for just one, I'm going to go with ... [FishbowlDC]

Apple Now Highlighting Self-Published 'Breakout Books' in iBookstore - Posted February 5, 2013
Apple has added a new tool to help readers discover self-published books called Breakout Books. The titles on the Breakout Books lists are hand-p... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Smashwords To Improve Discovery, Distribution, & Website This Year - Posted January 2, 2013
After having a record 2012, eBook publishing company Smashwords has plans to improve its publishing platform in 2013. This includes increasing distribution tools, improving metadata and discovery tools, and revamping the Smashwords website, among other things. Smashwords CEO ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Mark Coker Predicts: 'More money will be made in author services than in book sales.' - Posted December 26, 2012
In his 2013 Book Publishing Industry Predictions, Smashwords founder Mark Coker included this warning for aspiring writers: "In the self-publishing gold rush, more money will ... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Authors Make Top Selling Book Lists In The iBookstore - Posted November 5, 2012
R.L. Mathewson, a self-published author who uses the digital publishing platform Smashwords, has made the top selling list in the iBookstore. Mathewson's romance novel Checkmate hit No. 1 in Apple's US, Australia, U.K. and Canada stores only a couple of days after being published. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Should Self-Published Authors Use Author Solutions? - Posted August 20, 2012
Ever since Penguin bought purchased the self-publishing company Author Solutions, the industry has been abuzz talking about what it means for self-published authors. Author ... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Adds Price Manager & Library Direct - Posted August 9, 2012
Self-publishing site Smashwords has updated its platform adding a new pricing tool and a new library feature. AppNewser has more: "The "Pricing Manager" feature lets authors a... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Adds Pricing & Library Features - Posted August 8, 2012
Self-publishing platform Smashwords has a new update which includes a new pricing and library feature. The "Pricing Manager" feature lets authors and publishers set the retail price of their books within the dashboard of Smashwords. The second new feature is called Library Direct, which enables l... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Four Smashwords Authors Make NY Times Best Sellers List - Posted August 2, 2012
Think that self-publishing an eBook has a stigma? Think again. Four self-published authors who use the Smashwords publishing platform made ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Smashwords Founder Criticizes Author Solutions Acquisition - Posted July 26, 2012
Mark Coker, founder of self-publishing platform Smashwords, criticized Pearson's acquisition of self-publishing company Author Solutions in a recent post. He suggested ... [semanticweb.com]

Smashwords Founder Criticizes Author Solutions Acquisition - Posted July 26, 2012
Mark Coker, founder of self-publishing platform Smashwords, criticized Pearson's acquisition of self-publishing company Author Solutions in a recent post. He suggested ... [GalleyCat]

How Literary Agents Can Survive the Digital Revolution - Posted August 12, 2011
Some publishing experts predict that the digital publishing revolution will destroy the livelihood of literary agents. Smashwords founder Mark Coker has helped thousands of indie authors self-publish, but he st... [GalleyCat]

Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices - Posted January 31, 2011
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How a Single Father & Self-Published Author Went from Poverty Level to Earning $18,000 in a Quarter - Posted December 9, 2010
Self-published fantasy novelist Brian S. Pratt earned more than $18,000 in a single quarter while selling 17 eBooks on Smashwords. According to Smashwords founder Mark Coker, Pratt is... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords Moves To Agency Model - Posted December 2, 2010
Self-publishing online community Smashwords has moved to an agency pricing model for eBooks. This means that authors and publishers that use the site to publish eBooks can set their own retail prices for their titles. This also means an inc... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How to Choose an eBook Platform - Posted January 21, 2010
Some digital reporters just cover eBook formatting. Over at our digitally obsessed sibling eBookNewser, editor Craig Morgan Teicher will actually format a eBook of his stories in a series of blog posts. Here's an excerpt from ... [GalleyCat]

Smashwords To Supply Books to Amazon Kindle Store - Posted November 24, 2009
This week the digital self-publishing company Smashwords announced that they will now supply ebooks to the Amazon.com (AMZN) in the Kindle Store. According to the release, the company "will pay authors and publishers 42.5 percent of the digital list price (set by the author) for book sales through Amazon." According to... [GalleyCat]

Sony and Smashwords Form Distribution Partnership - Posted September 29, 2009
The self-publishing eBook website Smashwords inked a distribution deal with Sony Electronics, allowing readers to sell books in the Sony eBook Store days after uploading a Microsoft Word copy of their manuscript. Here's more about joining the Sony Publisher Portal, from the release: "[On ... [GalleyCat]

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