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Smashwords, which was one of the first eBook distributors to be have its self-publishing platform included in the new Sony (NYSE: SNE) digit…

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Smashwords, which was one of the first eBook distributors to be have its self-publishing platform included in the new Sony (NYSE: SNE) digital bookstore, has acquired author community site Bookhabit. Terms weren’t disclosed, but a source told paidContent the deal was estimated to be done for under $1 million.

Both companies were founded less than two years ago. The Wellington, New Zealand-based Bookhabit was founded just last year and is focused on self-publishing, in addition to serving as a social net for writers. In the past year, Bookhabit’s 340 authors have collectively published over 600 books. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to the 4,700 eBooks from Smashwords 2,100 authors and publishers.

Still, eBooks and self-publishing are growing and the time is right to lay some groundwork if you’re a business that’s riding on the success of e-readers. From that vantage point, this small purchase represents another step in Smashwords extending its platform internationally. Release

  1. Hello,
    I am a published author, and at the present, I have two books that I would like to digitally publish, and one that I am waiting for copyright. These are an autobiography, and there will be fifteen to twenty when finished. I would like information on how to publish on your site.
    Thank you,
    Ronjon

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  2. Hello,
    I am a published author, and I have two books that are ready to go, one that I am waiting a copyright on. These are three of fifteen to twenty books, that I want to go digital with. They are and autobiography, and I would like information on how to publish with GM.
    Thank you,
    Ronjon

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