Before we get down to the details on how to publish on Smashwords, here is a little introduction to the company which is , according to Forbes , the biggest supplier of eBooks for Apple.
Mike Coker and his wife were former soap opera reporters. One day Mike decided to write a book and after completing it, the next obvious step was to look for a publisher. After being turned down by one publisher after another for the most whimsical reasons one can think of, Mike got frustrated. What did he do about it? He formed his own publishing company, and that was how Smashwords was created.
As any budding writer who has attempted to get a publisher for his or her book will tell, getting a publisher is one of the most difficult hurdles in getting a book on the hands of readers. Many literary careers have died even before they were born due to this sad but simple fact. But you don’t have to suffer this fate. In this day and age of eBooks, Smashwords is here to answer your need for a publisher and a distributor of eBooks. For a fee, you may even upload your formatted work for them to convert it to an eBook.
Take note, a formatted manuscript is required for eBook conversion. The Fast Fingers may also do this for you in a much faster time at a minimal cost so as to facilitate the publication of your work on Smashwords.
Getting your work published by Smashwords is easy. It takes literally three simple steps. Sign up for a free account, upload your formatted work ( based on the guidelines provided ) and click publish. That is all there is to it. Modes of payment for your work can be seen on their website.
In this electronic age where nearly everything is at your fingertips, it would be a wasted opportunity for writers if they didn’t take advantage of the book formatting service and ebook conversion provided by The Fast Fingers.