Thursday, May 8, 2008

Got eBooks?

Bottom Line It For Me, Baby Version (200 Words Or Less)

By now, I'm sure most of you know all about my IndieAuthor Guide to Publishing For The Kindle(TM), but what about all those other ebook formats? Finally, there's Smashwords: a service that works much like Amazon's DTP but outputs ebooks in pdf, prc, rtf, txt and pdb formats. Smashwords is the brainchild of Mark Coker, who runs a PR firm and is also a Silicon Valley investment capital 'angel'. He's as passionate about the indie author movement as I am, but he's got far more resources at his disposal and is putting them to good use in advancing the causes of indie authors and ebooks. Smashwords is Mark's way of doing all of us a solid, and it's an endeavor that deserves our support. Smashwords is free to join, it's free to publish your content, you set your own pricing, and you keep 85% of the profit. The Smashwords system is easy to use, and flexible in terms of acceptable source document formats (i.e., doc, txt, html). Mark's motives are pure, as evidenced by the fact that authors can offer their Smashwords books for free on the site---earning Mark exactly 15% of $0. Sign up, and spread the word.

(No Run Yo Mouth Version Again...Still Too Busy!)

2 comments:

Rhiannon said...

What an amazing service!! I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with the eBooks versions of my novels and this seems like a viable option. It's very exciting and wonderful to know that the movement is being supported.

Mark Coker said...

Thank you for the kind words, April!

mark