Orna Ross chats with Mark Coker about the changes that have taken place in the self-publishing world since 2008 and the launch of Smashwords — and gets his advice and opinion about what indie authors most need to know now.
Video Q&A with Mark Coker & Orna Ross
Mark Coker Bio
Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to change the way books are published, marketed and sold.
Mark is co-author along with his wife, Lesleyann, of Boob Tube, a novel that explores the behind-the-scenes world of daytime television soap operas. It was Mark’s experience trying to get Boob Tube published that inspired him to start Smashwords. 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).