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Smashwords: Smashwords Year in Review 2015 and Plans for 2016

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Each year I write an annual Smashwords year in review and then preview what's coming for the new year. Welcome to the 2015/2016 edition!


The short version of this post is that amid a general slowdown in the ebook market, characterized by a glut of high-quality low-cost ebooks and flat or declining sales industry-wide, Smashwords is focused on the long term.


Although we've been in business for almost eight years, we still feel like we've only begun to scratch the surface of what's possible. We're looking ten years ahead and laying the groundwork today to enable a better long term future for the constituencies we serve - authors, publishers, retailers, libraries, readers, and book culture. A quick introduction for thet thousands of authors and publishers who are new to Smashwords this year: I founded the company in 2008 to make it fast, free and easy for any writer, anywhere in the world, to self-publish an ebook. In 2009 we began distributing our books to major retailers starting with Barnes & Noble.


Today we've grown to become the world's largest distributor of self-published ebooks. Over the years we've opened up exciting new sales channels for indie authors and small indie publishers that were previously inaccessible or didn't exist....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Indie publishers should read Smashwords founder Mark Coker's eBook industry overview.

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Jeff Domansky's insight:

Very good tutorial and eBook tips.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.