Creating Your Smashwords Account

Before you can add your e-book to Smashwords, you have to open an account. To create yours, follow these steps:

1. Go to www.smashwords.com/signup .

You should see the Smashwords sign-up form, shown in Figure 14-1.

Figure 14-1: The Smash- words sign-up form.

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2. Fill in these areas of the form:

E-Mail Address: Enter an address that you have access to. Double-check to ensure that you’ve typed it correctly —Smashwords sends an e-mail to this address so that you can activate your account.

Choose a Screen Name: Supply your real name, your pen name, or your publisher name.

Password and Password Confirmation: Choose a strong password that someone can’t easily guess.

First Name, Last Name: The names you enter for these options appear on your profile page and the individual pages for your e-book(s) on the Smashwords site. You can use a pen name, if you want.

Age: Select the correct radio button for your age.

Location: Select your country from the drop-down list.

• (Optional) Mention how you heard about Smashwords.

3. After the form is complete, click the Sign Up! button.

You see a page labeled Important Final Registration Step with instructions for confirming your account. (You also receive an e-mail with a link to click.) If you’ve typed your e-mail address incorrectly, contact Smashwords to ask them to change it.

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