Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor serving indie authors and small presses. In three short years, Smashwords has helped nearly 20,000 authors and publishers around the world release and distribute over 45,000 ebook titles. Smashwords distributes books to the Apple iBookstore, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store, and to mobile app catalogs including Stanza and Aldiko. Mark is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post , where he blogs about e-books and the future of publishing. He's on Twitter at @markcoker
[Ed. note: The following first appeared on The Huffington Post. It has been reposted here with the author's permission.] Public libraries provide an essential community service by promoting literacy and a culture of reading. With the rise of ebooks, public … read more
Webcast: What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers June 23, 2011
The lines between traditional and self-publishing is blurring. In fact, some traditional publishers are launching their own self-publishing imprints. We've lined up four leaders of the self-publishing world to share lessons learned and how we can all...