Self-Publishing with Smashwords

Sell ebooks at Smashwords, Apple, B&N, Kobo and retailers around the world. Perfect for self-publishing authors.



    Course Description:

    Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of self-published ebooks. 350,000 authors have published with Smashwords for these great reasons:

    1. Pays you 85% royalties on direct sales.
    2. Converts your ebook into every file type for any possible e-reading device.
    3. Distributes your ebook for sale to other retailers like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Page Foundry, Baker & Taylor, Library Direct, Oyster, Scribd, Flipkart and OverDrive while handling the finances.
    4. Allows you to generate ebook discounts for any amount and time frame. Perfect for gifting books or creating sale events.
    5. Design an author profile with photos, videos, links to your print books, interview and more.
    6. It’s a free service. They only make money when you sell ebooks.


    Smashwords is ideal for authors who want to save time and money.



    The course is taught by Jason Matthews, bestselling author and Wedemic expert for self-publishing topics.


    Everything you need to:

    • format documents with NCX file
    • pass Meatgrinder and make Premium Catalog
    • convert to ePub
    • make covers
    • upload and sell at Smashwords
    • distribute to major retailers around the world


    What Are The Requirements:

    • students can use Microsoft Word or another writing program to format their documents
    • download the free Smashwords Style Guide
    • download the free Calibre software for converting to Epub file type


    What You Will Get From This Course:

    • Over 25 lectures and 1 hour of content
    • Self publish like a pro
    • Format ebooks from Microsoft Word Documents
    • Create Table of Contents, active hyperlinks and useful features within ebooks
    • Convert MS Word to EPUB using Calibre
    • Make great ebook covers while saving money
    • Upload and sell ebooks at Smashwords
    • Sell ebooks at Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Oyster, Library Direct and many more


    Who Should Take This Course:

    • authors
    • writers
    • publishers

    Course Curriculum

    Section 1: What Makes Smashwords Special
    Introduction to Smashwords FREE 00:01:46
    Useful Links for the Course FREE 00:00:00
    Download the Style Guide FREE 00:03:45
    Section 2: Formatting for Smashwords
    Formatting Basics FREE 00:03:19
    Basics Demonstrated FREE 00:07:13
    Common Front Matter Elements 00:00:00
    Section 3: Table of Contents
    Table of Contents Smashwords Method 00:05:49
    Table of Contents Alternate Method 00:05:40
    Formatting Extras, Tips and Professional Options 00:05:16
    Section 4: Cover Design
    Cover Design Specifics and Tips 00:03:43
    Design Specs and Tips Useful Links, Rules and Technical Info 00:00:00
    Hiring a Pro Designer 00:03:00
    Templates and Cover Sites 00:03:07
    DIY Programs and Images 00:05:06
    Links for Do-It-Yourself Types 00:00:00
    Section 5: Smashwords Direct for Uploading EPUB Files
    MS Word .doc or EPUB file, Which is Right for You? 00:00:00
    Convert Word docx to ePub with Calibre 00:05:01
    Epub Validator 00:03:37
    Section 6: Publishing at Smashwords
    Uploading to Smashwords 00:05:31
    Submitted and Pending Review 00:04:19
    Upload Epub or Updating at Smashwords 00:03:00
    Channel Manager for Distribution Options 00:02:34
    Payment and Tax Info, Smashwords Updates and Blog 00:00:00
    Section 7: After Publishing Extras at Smashwords
    Coupon Manager 00:01:13
    Author Profile and Account Info 00:01:34

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    Jason Matthews is the author of multiple titles, both fiction and non-fiction. His books have been translated into 8 languages and his self-publishing lessons have been viewed by students in 123 countries. Jason works with writers around the world and teaches many courses on self-publishing topics (listed below). He lives in Pismo Beach, California. He's a skier, soccer player, beach lounger and loves a game of chess or scrabble. He can be contacted through his websites and social media links.
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