1. Revisiting The Indie Author Manifesto (12/12/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords As an indie author, you're participating in a global cultural movement that's turning the world of
  2. 2017 Smashwords Survey Featured in Episode 7 of Smart Author Podcast (11/19/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords For each of the last six years, we've published our annual Smashwords Survey here on the
  3. How to Market eBooks to Libraries (11/16/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Public libraries represent a promising sales opportunity for most indie authors. In Episode 6 of the
  4. HOW TO MARKET INDIE EBOOKS TO LIBRARIES (11/16/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords At Smashwords, we love libraries, which explains why over the last few years we've built out
  5. Working with Beta Readers (11/3/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords 1. HOW TO WORK WITH BETA READERS Beta readers are test readers. Beta readers will help
  6. Smashwords Blog: Indie Authors on Indie Authorship (11/1/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords We asked members of the Smart Author Podcast launch team to share their thoughts on indie
  7. Smashwords Author/Publisher Alert: Introducing the Smart Author Podcast! (10/23/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Inside: Smashwords launches Smart Author Podcast Helpful Resources Your Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/goodlifeguide Smashwords account login email:
  8. Smashwords Implements New Classifications for Erotic Fiction (9/20/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Smashwords has introduced new classification requirements for erotic fiction. Starting today, when a new erotic fiction
  9. Smashwords Blog: Smashwords Introduces Global Pricing Control – Set Custom Prices in any Country (9/13/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Smashwords today introduced Global Pricing Control, a new feature that gives authors and publishers control over
  10. New Amazon Service Eliminates the Need for Authors? (9/7/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords The publishing industry is reeling today after news broke this morning about Kindle Author, Amazon's new
  11. Smashwords Introduces “Special Deals”- Automated Merchandising of Onsale Ebooks (8/16/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Smashwords today announced Special Deals, a new merchandising feature at the Smashwords Store that showcases onsale
  12. Smashwords Reader Alert – June 30, 2017 (7/5/2017) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Inside: Ninth Annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale Kicks off Sunday! For writers - the 2017 Smashwords Survey
  13. Smashwords Author/Publisher Alert – February 28, 2017 (3/3/2017) - By Mark Coker Inside: Ninth Annual Read an Ebook Week Promotion Kicks off Sunday! Planning a BookBub promotion? Tell us!
  14. BookExpo America Embraces Self Publishing (4/26/2016) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords BookExpo America, the country's largest publishing industry conference, is stepping up its commitment to self-published authors
  15. 2016 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insight into the Habits of Bestselling Authors (4/18/2016) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords   Welcome to the fifth annual 2016 Smashwords Survey! This is hot off the presses.  Last
  16. Kindle Power Bucks Solves Book Marketing Challenge (4/1/2016) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Amazon today announced Kindle Power Bucks, a powerful new ebook marketing program for indie authors.. Kindle
  17. Smashwords Blog: Smashwords Year in Review 2015 and Plans for 2016 (1/1/2016) - Mark Coker, Smashwords Each year I write an annual Smashwords year in review and then preview what's coming for the
  18. Smashwords Blog: 2016 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Myriad Opportunities amid a Slow Growth Environment (12/24/2015) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Welcome to my annual book publishing industry predictions. I went overboard for 2016.  In addition to
  19. Smashwords Expands Global Distribution Network with Three New Partners (12/14/2015) - By Mark Coker Smashwords Each year, Smashwords publishes our annual Smashwords Survey which examines millions of dollars in aggregated sales
  20. Smashwords Blog: Smashwords Expands Global Ebook Distribution with Odilo, Tolino and Yuzu (12/14/2015) - By Mark Coker Smashwords Smashwords today announced three new partners that further expand the reach of the Smashwords ebook distribution
  21. 2015 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insights to Help Authors Reach More Readers (12/4/2015) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords   Welcome to the fourth annual 2015 Smashwords Survey. As long time followers of the Smashwords
  22. Amazon Lowers Kindle Unlimited Payouts (11/3/2015) - By Mark Coker Last Friday in a bit of news that was missed by most indie authors, Amazon quietly announced
  23. Smashwords Announces Distribution to Gardners Books: Expanded distribution to over 400 retail stores, 2,000 public libraries and 400 academic libraries (10/19/2015) - By Mark Coker   Smashwords today announced a comprehensive distribution agreement with Gardners, the UK's largest book wholesaler. The agreement
  24. How to Price Kindle Books to FREE without Exclusivity (8/24/2015) - Amazon professes a commitment to offering customers rock-bottom prices, yet Amazon is the only ebook retailer to restrict the ability
  25. Smashwords Year in Review 2014 and Plans for 2015 (1/5/2015) - By Mark Coker Each year I provide Smashwords authors and publishers a review of our progress in the year as
  26. 2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Presents Challenges and Opportunities (12/31/2014) - By Mark Coker, Welcome to my annual publishing industry predictions for the year ahead.  This year I share 12 predictions.
  27. The best thing for books is more power to Amazon (8/18/2014) - By Aaron Pressman August 8, 2014 2:32 PM Yahoo Finance Amazon (AMZN) used to set the prices people paid for
  28. How to Do Box Sets at Smashwords for Audience Building, Charity and Profit (8/18/2014) - By Mark Coker If you haven't yet planned a box set, now is the time to start planning for one. 
  29. Smashwords Blog: Is Kindle Unlimited Bad for Authors? (7/19/2014) - By Mark Coker   Amazon today unveiled Kindle Unlimited, following in the footsteps of Smashwords partners Scribd and Oyster. When
  30. Smashwords Adds Daily Sales Reporting for iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and OverDrive (6/12/2014) - By Mark Coker Smashwords today added daily sales reporting and interactive charting for sales at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo,
  31. Apple’s New iOS 8 is Game-Changer for eBook Retailing (6/4/2014) - By Mark Coker Yesterday Apple unveiled iOS 8, the new Apple operating system upgrade that will come out this fall.
  32. Amazon’s Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What’s Next for Indie Authors (5/27/2014) - By Mark Coker Amazon and Hachette Book Group are locked in an epic battle over the future of ebook publishing.
  33. Smashwords Blog: Smashwords and OverDrive to Bring 200,000+ Indie Ebooks to 20,000+ Public Libraries (5/21/2014) - By Mark Coker Imagine if your indie ebook was purchasable by thousands of public libraries around the globe.  Now imagine
  34. Smashwords Introduces Faster Deliveries to iBooks (5/21/2014) - By Mark Coker In recent weeks, many Smashwords authors have noticed that our deliveries to iBooks have become remarkably faster,
  35. Scribd Features 18 Smashwords Authors in Exclusive Merchandising Promotion (5/13/2014) - By Mark Coker Scribd today launched an exclusive front-page merchandising promotion titled “Popular Indie Authors” featuring 18 Smashwords authors. Congrats
  36. Scribd’s Improved Copyright Protection Systems Reaping Results for Smashwords Authors (5/12/2014) - By Mark Coker Scribd was founded about six years ago as a document upload service.  To their credit, they made
  37. Smashwords Introduces Faster Deliveries to iBooks (4/19/2014) - By Mark Coker In recent weeks, many Smashwords authors have noticed that our deliveries to iBooks have become remarkably faster,
  38. Female Authors Dominating Smashwords Ebook Bestseller Lists (4/11/2014) - By Mark Coker Each month, Publishers Weekly publishes the Smashwords Self-Published Ebook Bestseller List.  We report our bestsellers based on
  39. Sizing the Self Publishing Market – 10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market by 2020 (3/6/2014) - By Mark Coker, Smashwords Blog There's a debate raging about the size of the self publishing market. I think indie
  40. Forbes Magazine Names Smashwords to 2014 List of America’s Most Promising Companies (1/24/2014) - By Mark Coker Forbes Magazine Names Smashwords to 2014 List of America's Most Promising Companies Posted: 23 Jan 2014 10:10
  41. Smashwords Integrates with Dropbox for Faster eBook Delivery to Tablets and Smart Phones (11/17/2013) - By Mark Coker Smashwords today added a Send to Dropbox feature that instantly transfers a purchased ebook to a customer’s
  42. Bowker Ranks Smashwords the #1 Producer of Indie Ebooks in 2012 in New Report (11/13/2013) - By Mark Coker Bowker has ranked Smashwords the largest US producer of indie ebooks in 2012 according to their new
  43. Smashwords Signs Distribution Agreement with Oyster (9/6/2013) - By Mark Coker Smashwords today announced a distribution agreement with Oyster, a new and innovative ebook subscription service.  Oyster offers
  44. Smashwords Publishes 250,000th Book (9/5/2013) - By Mark Coker An indie author today released the 250,000th book on Smashwords. In the last 30 days, over 9,000
  45. Apple iBooks Refreshes Breakout Books Feature, Smashwords Authors Hitting Bestseller Lists (8/28/2013) - By Mark Coker Today is a banner day for Smashwords authors at Apple. Apple's US store today launched a refreshed
  46. 2013 Global Ebook Award Winners (8/19/2013) - By Dan Poynter Winners of Global Ebook Awards--2013 Note:  In some categories two ebooks tied for the same award due
  47. Smashwords Authors Top Charts at Apple with Preorders (8/14/2013) - By Mark Coker A couple weeks ago, we announced preorder distribution to Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.  Today, we
  48. Daily Shipping to Barnes and Noble (8/8/2013) - By Mark Coker Two pieces of exciting news.  1.  In the past, we shipped books and metadata updates to Barnes
  49. From Retailer to Distributor: An interview with Smashwords CEO Mark Coker on the indie book site’s growth (7/31/2013) - By Susan Lulgjuraj Smashwords rolled out preorders for its e-books this week, giving authors a new tool to work within
  50. Smashwords Introduces Preorder Distribution to Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo (7/30/2013) - Contributed by Mark Coker Smashwords authors and publishers now have an exciting and powerful new merchandising tool:  Preorders at Apple
  51. E-Book Ruling Cements Amazon’s Virtual Monopoly (7/11/2013) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Apple (AAPL) had conspired with major book publishers in an effort to raise
  52. Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, May 2013 (7/2/2013) - Welcome to the first of PW's monthly self-published bestseller lists, powered by Smashwords. Each month we'll be bringing you a
  53. Smashwords Blog: New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks (5/9/2013) - New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks Posted: 08 May 2013 12:00 PM PDT Last year at the 2012
  54. Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards (4/8/2013) - Imagine… Your ebook winning an award and: Putting an official “sticker” on your ebook cover, pbook cover, blog, website, Amazon
  55. Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards (4/8/2013) - WRITER'S DIGEST COMPETITIONSDid You Self-Publish a Book?Whether you're a professional writer, a part-time freelancer, or a writing enthusiast who took
  56. Publishing Poynters (8/29/2012) - Book and Information-Marketing News and Ideas from Dan Poynter To get the latest issue of Publishing Poynters, in a PDF
  57. eLit Book Awards – Still Accepting Entries Through January 2012! (1/1/2012) - The 2011-12 eLit Book Awards Calling all eBook Publishers - Enter Today! Second Annual eBook Awards Program! The second annual
  58. Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards (1/1/2012) - 2012−-Global Ebook Awards--Now Open for Submissions Dan Poynter, Founder of the Global eBook Awards, announces that the second annual program
  59. Australian Self-Publishing Group Competition (9/19/2011) - Unpublished or Self Published manuscript/book Competition. What we will give as a prize. Publishing Royalty Based Industry standard contract. Unique
  60. Independent Publisher Book Awards – Now Open for 2012 (9/19/2011) - Call for Entries – 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards now open! Announcing the 16th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring
  61. Next Generation Indie Book Awards (9/19/2011) - Next Generation Indie Book Awards Online Entry Whether you are entering a print book or an e-book (electronic book) category,
  62. Writer’s Digest Competition – Horror (9/19/2011) - Horror Deadline: October 31 Prizes: First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth of
  63. Writer’s Digest Competition – Crime (9/19/2011) - Crime Deadline: October 22, 2011 Prizes: First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth
  64. Writer’s Digest Competition – Romance (9/19/2011) - Romance Deadline: October 15, 2011 Prizes: First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth
  65. Writer’s Digest Competition – Young Adult (9/19/2011) - Young Adult Fiction Deadline: October 1, 2011 Prizes: First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest,
  66. Writer’s Digest Competition – Thriller/Suspense (9/19/2011) - Thriller/Suspense Deadline: October 1, 2011 Prizes: First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth
  67. Writer’s Digest Competition – Sci-Fi (9/19/2011) - Science Fiction/Fantasy We are now accepting entries for the Writer’s Digest Science Fiction/Fantasy Competition. Take your first step into a
  68. The digital revolution is impoverishing writers (Scottland) (9/19/2011) - By Michael Elcock Source: http://www.scottishreview.net/MichaelElcock121.shtml Cailean Gallagher's article (20 April) about Alasdair Gray, socialism and public libraries was an interesting
  69. Interview with Robert McCandless (9/17/2011) - By Joseph Valentinetti I've had people tell me they are between books, looking for something new to read; a new
  70. E-Publishing: Self-Help for WGA Members (9/15/2011) - The WGAW Writers Education Committee (WEC) and Committee of Women Writers (CWW) present E-PUBLISHING: SELF-HELP FOR WGA MEMBERS A revolution
  71. Interview with Dennis Powers (9/10/2011) - by Ed Battistella with LiteraryIsland of Oregon Dennis Powers has worked in business, practiced law, and taught business law at
  72. The 2011-12 eLit Book Awards (9/5/2011) - The 2011-12 eLit Book Awards Calling all eBook Publishers - Enter Today! Second Annual eBook Awards Program! The second annual
  73. Now Accepting Online Interviews (9/5/2011) - Fellow author Joseph Valentinetti is currently accepting online interviews at www.valentinetti.com. By Joseph Valentinetti Let me introduce myself, my name