Sangria Summit organizers are pleased to have Mark Coker, founder of the e-book publishing powerhouse tool Smashwords, speak at the two-day writers’ conference. Mark understands the e-book explosion and will help conference attendees find our way in the maze of new tools, rules, and pathways to publication.
E-books are the fastest growing segment of the book publishing industry today. Mark will share ebook market trends and how writers can publish, price, distribute and market their books. Attendees will also learn the best practices of the most commercially successful e-book authors
Mark is the founder of Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of indie e-books. In the last four years, Smashwords has helped over 35,000 indie authors around the world publish and distribute more than 100,000 e-books. In 2010, the Wall Street Journal named Mark one of the ”Eight Stars of Self Publishing.” Mark blogs at http://blog.smashwords.com and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post where he writes about the future of book publishing.
Mark is the author of four e-books, available at major e-book retailers everywhere: “The Smashwords Style Guide” (how to prepare and publish an ebook), “The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide” (how to market any book), “The 10-Minute Public Relations Checklist” (how to implement a strategic communications program), and “Boob Tube” (a satire about the daytime television soap opera industry).