32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Mark Coker

Founder & CEO

Mark is the founder of Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks. Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher to publish and distribute an ebook.  In the last four years, Smashwords has helped over 100,000 indie authors and small presses around the world publish and distribute more than 400,000 ebooks. In June 2010, The Wall Street Journal named Mark one of the "Eight Stars of Self-Publishing."  In March 2012, MediaBistro named Mark one of the "Five Ebook Experts to Watch."  In June 2012, Forbes profiled Mark in feature story titled, “Apple's Biggest (Unknown) Supplier of E-Books”. Mark’s five ebooks have been downloaded more than 250,000 times across all major ebook retailers: The Smashwords Style Guide (how to prepare and publish an ebook), The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book), The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (the best practices of the most commercially successful indie ebook authors), 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). Mark blogs at http://blog.smashwords.com and contributes to the Huffington Post’s books section at http://huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker.  Find him on Twitter at @markcoker.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 8