Smashwords is a global ebook distributor serving authors, publishers, readers, and major ebook retailers. Smashwords is ideal for publishing novels, personal memoirs, poetry chapbooks, short and long-form fiction, and non-fiction. If you’ve written it, we want to help you share it and sell it! Smashwords distributes books to Apple Books (51 countries), Barnes & Noble, Kobo (which powers the bookstores of multiple other retailers such as FNAC in France and WH Smith in the U.K.), OverDrive, Gardners, Baker & Taylor (Blio.com and the Axis360 library platform), and others.
Smashwords offers book lovers an opportunity to discover thousands of independently published ebooks. We offer affordably priced ebooks for immediate sampling, purchase and download. Most Smashwords books are readable on any E-reading device. One purchase and you gain access to multiple formats.
Read a Smashwords ebook on your desktop or laptop?
EPUB – Download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions (for PCs and Laptops). In addition to being a great e-reading app for desktop computers, Adobe Digital Editions is useful for Smashwords authors who want to inspect their epub files. For Apple iPad/iPhone/Mac, download the free Apple Books app from the iTunes app store, or consider other great free apps such as Bluefire or FB Reader (all available in the Apple App store). For Android devices, download Aldiko, a free E-reading app.
PDF – Use Adobe Acrobat. Most computers come pre-installed with Adobe Acrobat (if not, click here to download it for free).
RTF – Read in any word processor.