Smashwords Style Guide

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The Smashwords Style Guide has helped thousands of authors produce and publish high-quality ebooks. This free guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create, format and publish an ebook. It's required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, & Kobo. Revised September 24, 2014. More
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About Mark Coker

I'm Mark, founder of Smashwords. Our mission is simple: we want to create the world's single best ebook publishing and distribution platform for our indie authors, publishers, literary agents and retailers.

I'm co-author with my wife of Boob Tube, a novel that explores the wild and wacky world of Hollywood celebrity. I also wrote the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free), the Smashwords Style Guide (how to format, produce and publish an ebook) and The 10-Minute PR Checklist (helps entrepreneurs and business managers think more strategically about public relations. It's not written for authors, though some authors find it valuable.).

When I'm not writing or working on Smashwords, I enjoy gardening, traveling and hiking tall mountains, the tallest of which has been Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Write me at first initial second initial at you know where dot com (though please direct all support inquires to the "comments/questions" link you'll find on any Smashwords page).

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Learn how to publish ebooks with pride, professionalism and success! These free guides have been downloaded over 700,000 times, making them an indispensable resources for authors looking to learn the best practices of the most successful ebook authors.

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Smashwords Style Guide Review
Review By: conradfranco
An Acrostic eBook Review by Conrad Franco, Jr. on Mark Coker's Smashwords Style Guide #ebookreview 013.20171226
Svetlana Vakhney reviewed on on May 3, 2019

Brilliant!
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Nickolaus Pacione reviewed on on Jan. 28, 2019

What Mark should do is update this for those who use http://www.libreoffice.org because LibreOffice 6 allows to turn right into EPub format.
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Amelia Guillem reviewed on on Nov. 6, 2018

A must for every author planning to publish with Smashwords!
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Nancy Wang reviewed on on Aug. 12, 2018
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This book has helped me so much!
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Kathryn Cable reviewed on on July 3, 2018

This book has helped me so much!
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BongoDog reviewed on on June 19, 2018

maybe i will write that book now! very helpful!
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Katie Douglas reviewed on on May 7, 2018

Really straightforward and easy to use, clearly written. Most of this is the way you should be formatting anyway, so it took me about 45 minutes to do the rest after fully reading this guide. Very happy overall and my book got approved straight away with no issues at all. Thank you!
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Aguilar Mario reviewed on on May 3, 2018

I really like your book, i love the super easy format for publishing. that make me learn new rules from reading it. I also enjoyed so much.
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Maxwell Grantly reviewed on on April 15, 2018

This is essential if you want to write and properly format a Smashwords book. It contains useful information that you will need to refer to again and again, to get the most from your Smashwords experience. It's difficult to pitch any instructional book to such a huge range of readers' abilities: some might claim that it is too simplistic while others might say that it doesn't give sufficient detail. However, all in all, Mark Coker has successfully hit the middle ground. Hopefully, it will assist those with no experience of eBook publishing whilst others, with experience might, find information in here that will assist them too.
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