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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An Acrostic eBook Review by Conrad Franco, Jr. on Mark Coker's Smashwords Style Guide #ebookreview 013.20171226
Wayne Robinson reviewed on on Nov. 2, 2019
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A bit disappointed. Trying to download the style guide to correct the autovetting and having problems locating it. Very confusing site here. Spending waaaay too much time than I ever expected.
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Janice Krecz Colon reviewed on on Oct. 30, 2019

Sending a big Thank You Mark for Smashwords. I am Releasing my first children's book on 11/11/19 and second book to follow. I listened to your Podcast over and over and found it very helpful. So why am I still feeling nervous. Guess in time I will feel more confident as I continue to reach my long, long time goal as an Author. Thank you again, this has been a Blessing.
Janice Krecz Colon
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Delfina Correia reviewed on on Aug. 12, 2019

Thanks Mark :) God bless you! For all your helping and giving, may the Lord bless you out of your socks! All your guides have been a great help to me. They reveal your HUGE giving heart.
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Svetlana Vakhney reviewed on on May 3, 2019

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Nickolaus Pacione reviewed on on Jan. 28, 2019

What Mark should do is update this for those who use 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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