Smashwords, the e-book self-publisher services company, is for real. The company has won a series of distribution deals, including through Barnes & Noble, Sony and Shortcovers e-book stores. Today they added Kindle distribution, paying authors 42.5 percent of the sale list price of their Kindle books.
As an author services play, Smashwords has sped to the front of the pack for e-book authors. Congrats to Mark Coker and team.