Smashwords Increases Its E-book Distribution Through Agreement With Sony
Los Gatos, Calif.-based Smashwords, a publisher and distributor of multiformat e-books, has entered into an e-book distribution agreement with Sony Electronics. Smashwords offers a free e-book publishing platform to authors and publishers that gives them control over pricing, sampling and distribution of their works.
As a result of the agreement, self-published authors and independent publishers can visit the Sony Publisher Portal and click on Smashwords to sign up for a free Smashwords publishing account. Authors upload a Microsoft Word file, choose their distribution via Smashwords' retail partners, and then their book is made available for immediate online sale at Smashwords.com. Authors who opt in to Sony will have their e-books appear in Sony's eBook Store within days of uploading. Existing Smashwords authors also can gain distribution via The eBook Store within the next few months.