Formatting Questions: Click here for The Smashwords Style Guide. It's the formatting bible at Smashwords. Please carefully study and implement its requirements, and refer to it first for all formatting-related questions.
Referrals to Low-Cost Formatters and Cover Designers: We maintain a list of low-cost formatters and cover designers. The services are provided by fellow Smashwords authors. We provide this list as a service to you, and we don't earn referral fees or commissions if you hire these independent freelancers. See "Mark's List" here.
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