Joe Konrath had a great conversation with Mark Coker about the creation of Smashwords. I am a major fan of Smashwords and Mark’s work. But there are a few complainers out there that voiced their complaints after this column with Mark. Mark answered every one of them in a clear and concise form. So read all the comments as well. And if you have some of the same complaints, you just might get your answer.
Every quarter the money Kris and I get from Smashwords just keeps growing. So I have the bottom-line reasons to like Smashwords. (grin) And I love how our books sell all over the world through iPad and others.
So right here, right now, I want to personally thank Mark Coker again for giving all of us a shot, and how he’s worked for years to help us all. We indie writers are damned lucky he’s around at the moment and I told him once personally that I hope he gets as rich as Bill Gates, because that means all the rest of us are doing really, really well. You may not like everything Smashwords is doing, but go ahead, try to go direct to Apple or Sony or Kobo. It’s possible. Just very, very difficult at best. So Smashwords is opening up the world for a lot of us. Thanks, Mark.
Now, Mark, get your head out of the clouds from the complements and go back to work. (grin)
The rest of you, read the interview. Worth your time I promise. http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-post-by-mark-coker-creator-of.html