2019 RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award Recipient
Mark Coker, Smashwords
Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to empower authors to self-publish and distribute e-books. Today, Smashwords has grown to become the world’s leading distributor of self-published e-books representing over 140,000 authors and small independent presses around the world that publish and distribute over 500,000 books with Smashwords. Mark is an outspoken advocate for romance authors, a contributing columnist for Publishers Weekly
, and the host of the popular SMART AUTHOR podcast where he teaches evergreen best practices that help authors publish e-books with pride, professionalism and success. Mark appeared in the 2015 documentary film, Love Between the Covers
, where he stated, “Romance writers have led the e-book revolution. Romance authors have been the most innovative, the most experimental, the most forward-looking.” Mark blogs at https://blog.smashwords.com. Follow Mark on Twitter@markcoker.
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