How to leverage preorders to sell more books. Less than 15% of indies are using preorders, even though it’s been proven that books born as preorders sell more copies.
Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to change the way books are published, marketed and sold.
He believes Smashwords holds the promise to make publishing more enriching for authors, readers and publishers. Mark is also the author of The Smashwords Style Guide (how to format an ebook), The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book) and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (best practices of the most commercially successful ebook authors).
In the six years since its launch, Smashwords has grown to become the leading ebook distributor serving indie authors, small presses and literary agents. In June 2010, The Wall Street Journal named Mark one of the “Eight Stars of Self-Publishing.” In March 2012, MediaBistro named Mark one of the “Five Ebook Experts to Watch.” In June 2012, Forbes profiled Mark in feature story titled, Apple’s Biggest (Unknown) Supplier of ebooks. In both 2013 and 2014, Forbes Magazine named Smashwords one of America’s Top 100 Most Promising Companies.
Mark is a contributing columnist for the Huffington Post, where he writes about ebooks and the future of publishing.
So if you’re nervous about how to format your upcoming e-book, this giveaway could be just want you need to streamline the essential formatting step in the e-book production process.
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