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Sony and Smashwords Form Distribution Partnership

swlogo.jpgThe 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 the site,] click on Smashwords to sign up for a free Smashwords publishing account. Authors simply upload their Microsoft Word file, per the Smashwords Style Guide formatting requirements, choose their distribution and then their book will be made available for immediate online sale at Smashwords.com. Authors opting in to Sony will have their ebook appear at The eBook Store from Sony within days of uploading to Smashwords.”

The publisher’s digital list has grown over the last year. When GalleyCat first wrote about the publishing company last December, they had counted 120 books from 90 authors on the website. Last night, Smashwords founder Mark Coker counted 3,075 books on the site, titles received from 1,396 authors and about 40 small independent publishers.

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