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).

About the Series: Smashwords Guides
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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Review By: conradfranco
Smashwords Style Guide Review
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Review by: Nancy Wang on Aug. 12, 2018 : (no rating)
This book has helped me so much!
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Review by: Kathryn Cable on July 3, 2018 :
This book has helped me so much!
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Review by: BongoDog on June 19, 2018 :
maybe i will write that book now! very helpful!
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Review by: Katie Douglas 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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Review by: Aguilar Mario 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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Review by: Maxwell Grantly 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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Review by: Conrad Abong Franco, Jr on Dec. 25, 2017 :
Smashwords Style Guide by Mark Coker

Meaningful - It gives value to every indie author. (With just a Microsoft Word manuscript, it can be generated to multiple formats. What a magnificent platform.)
Amazing - Topics are well discussed and explained.
Real - Unquestionably helpful to every author and publisher.
Kind - A user friendly guide for everyone.

Comprehensive - A complete step by step guide, creative illustrations, clear and concise instructions.
Outstanding - A notable work from Mark Coker, an outstanding author and publisher.
Keen - Well planned, well categorized and well written
Excellent - An excellent guide, enjoyable and easy to follow instructions.
Remarkable - A remarkable work in the world of ebook and epublishing.

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Review by: Ronald Walker on Dec. 15, 2017 :
Smashwords Style Guide is not only a great contribution that gives you a step by step insight on many features establishing the e-books process, it presentation present knowledgeable insight on a level of simplicity that’s rewardingly comprehensive. Ronald Walker
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Review by: Elizabeth Violet on Nov. 13, 2017 :
This book is everything a guide should be. It explains everything in detail while being concise enough to manage, and is organized well enough to follow. In addition, the diagrams are very helpful, even though I use the most recent edition of word and there are a few discrepancies. This was incredibly informative and I urge every new Smashwords author to read this.
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