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This presentation provides book authors, publishers and retailers a brief introduction to Smashwords, the world's leading ebook publishing and distribution platform. Smashwords makes it fast, free ...

This presentation provides book authors, publishers and retailers a brief introduction to Smashwords, the world's leading ebook publishing and distribution platform. Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to quickly publish and distribute an ebook. Learn more at www.smashwords.com

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Introduction to Smashwords - Ebook Publishing and Distribution Made Easy Presentation Transcript

  • 1.  
  • 2. About Smashwords
    • Launched May, 2008
    • The world’s leading ebook publishing and distribution platform
      • Over 10,000 authors/publishers around the world utilize Smashwords platform to publish and distribute their original ebooks
      • Authorized aggregator/distributor serving Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Diesel
        • Mobile catalogs: Stanza, Aldiko (24,000 titles each)
      • 85% net back to authors/publishers
  • 3. How Smashwords Works
    • Self serve platform
      • Author/publisher uploads Word .doc, formatted to Smashwords Style Guide
        • Meatgrinder technology converts to 9 DRM-free formats
        • SW reviews for inclusion in Premium Catalog , then distributes to retailers
      • Author/publisher controls metadata, channels
      • Sophisticated back-end technology and processes automate efficient ingestion and distribution of ebooks and metadata updates
  • 4. Indie ebooks published at Smashwords 140 6,000 24,000
  • 5. Projection for 2011 140 6,000 27,000 75,000 est.
  • 6. What’s Next for Smashwords
    • More books
      • More authors
      • More publishers
    • More retailers
      • Amazon and others in the works!
      • Help our retailer partners improve speed, accuracy and efficiency of ebook & metadata ingestion
      • Help retailers profit from Smashwords ebooks, because their success means success for our authors/publishers
    • Continue to improve every facet of our business to better serve authors, publishers, retailers and readers
    • Many surprises planned
  • 7. Partner with Smashwords
    • How to publish an ebook, or partner with us: http:// www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords
    • How to format an ebook: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
    • How distribution works at Smashwords: http:// smashwords.com /distribution
    • Frequently asked questions: http:// www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq
    • Connect with Mark Coker: Twitter @ markcoker or email first initial second initial at you know where dot com