Mark Coker

Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to make it fast, free and easy for any writer, anywhere in the world, to self-publish an ebook.

Today, Smashwords has grown to become the world’s largest distributor of self-published ebooks representing 120,000 authors and small independent presses around the world who publish and distribute over 400,000 books with Smashwords. Many Smashwords authors have hit the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Smashwords distributes globally to major retailers and library providers including Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive, Scribd, Gardners UK, Baker & Taylor Axis 360 and more.

Mark is the author of three free ebooks which teach ebook publishing best practices – The Smashwords Style Guide, The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success. These books have been downloaded over 800,000 times and have become essential reference guides for many of the world’s most successful authors.

Follow Mark on Twitter @markcoker. Mark blogs at and is a regular contributing columnist for Publishers Weekly and Huffington Post.