Mark Coker

Mark Coker Indie Author FringeWelcome to Indie Author Fringe

Format: Video

Smashwords CEO Mark Coker welcomes you to the October Indie Author Fringe event which runs alongside the Frankfurt Book Fair.


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 a 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.


Facebook: Smashwords

Twitter: @markcoker


smashwords-logo-300x225Mark is giving away one Free Smashwords formatting for your next ebook.

Gleam LogoHow to Enter the Speaker Giveaway

  • All author giveaways will be featured on their Session page on the day of the event.
  • Head over to this speaker’s virtual session when it is live, to enter their Giveaway.
  • There are multiple ways to enter the giveaway. The more you do, the more chances you have of winning.

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