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Smashwords Counts 250,000 Self-Published Books

Self-publishing distributor Smashwords counted its 250,000th book this month.

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The company did not say the title of the book, but they did blog about how much the company has grown over the past five years. In 2008, when the company launched, they published 140 books. In 2009, they were up to 6,000. In 2010 they were up to 28,800. By 2011, they had reached 92,000 books. Last year, they were up to 191,000 and this year they grew to 250,000 … In addition, Smashwords also announced a new partnership with the eBook subscription service Oyster. Under the partnership, Smashwords books will be available to Oyster members that pay a monthly subscription fee for eBooks.

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