Thursday, November 19, 2009

Smashwords Acquires BookHabit

Smashwords today announced the acquisition of BookHabit, an ebook self-publishing service based in New Zealand.

BookHabit launched around the same time as Smashwords in early 2008. In this time, they've published over 600 ebooks from over 300 independent authors.

If you're a BookHabit author or customer, you will receive an email from BookHabit with a hyperlink that will instantly activate your account at Smashwords.

Like all Smashwords authors, BookHabit authors retain all rights to your book. If you decide to migrate your book to Smashwords, please carefully follow our formatting requirements outlined in the Smashwords Style Guide. You will need to format your book to our specifications before you upload it.

Another good introductory information page, which includes links to all the most important Smashwords resources, can be found here, at How to Publish on Smashwords.

To read the complete press release, visit the Smashwords Press Room.

On behalf of the entire Smashwords community of authors, publishers and retail partners, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all BookHabit authors and customers.


Derek said...

On behalf of the entire Smashwords community

Mark, have you considered adding a forums features to the site? It would really make the "community" come alive.

Mark Coker said...

Hi Derek. Yes, we've actually considered that, and several of our authors have suggested it as well.

Any recommendations for a good forum platform? And if you know of any good volunteers to help moderate it, I'm all ears. :)

Oswald Bastable said...
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Oswald Bastable said...

It was also totally painless migrating over- well done!

Wayne Watson

Derek said...

Well, the most popular ones are vBulletin ($200) and phpBB ($0). But no, I don't know of any volunteers!

Jenna said...

Hi Mark. Congrats on growing things even bigger.

Is this a Blogger blog? If so can you please add the 'follow' feature?


Jenna Anderson

Mark Coker said...

Hi Jenna. Done. Thanks.