From Manuscript to (e)Book: Your Self-Publishing Adventure Guide

EBook Publishing: Introduction to Smashwords

Smashwords founder Mark Coker has created an Introduction to Smashwords slideshow, to get the word out to more authors. I sometimes come across authors who plan to self-publish eBooks but have never heard of Smashwords. My experience with Smashwords has been wonderful, so I’m always happy to tell others about it.

About Sarah Ettritch

Canadian author Sarah Ettritch writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery books. She's also the author of Self-Publishing for Canadians, a comprehensive guide that teaches Canadians how to publish print and ebooks. Visit her at


  1. Sarah,
    I just have to say thank you again. I had never heard about Smashwords until I read about it here on your blog a couple of months ago. Between your information and Mark’s excellent guide to formating on Smashwords I was hooked…And within a couple of months I had uploaded 19 of my books…and then I waited and waited and was beginning to wonder if any of them would ever sell! Today I got the email that my first book had sold on Smashwords…and when I went to check my balance, I had almost $40 due me — turns out I’ve been selling books on Apple and Barnes and Noble recently (through Smashwords) and didn’t even realize it. Between that and 30 ebooks on Kindle this month alone, I think that things are finally starting to click!!!

    So, thank you again for a great blog and a great suggestion!!!

  2. I’m glad it’s working for you, Catherine! I hope you sell even more books in 2011. 🙂