This week Smashwords announced that all 100,000 of the e-books they have in their catalogue will be available to public libraries through Baker & Taylor (a large distribution firm). What does this mean to self-publishers? It means we have another avenue for selling books!
Just who is Smashwords? They are the leading distributor of independently published e-books. They distribute to such online retailers as Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel eBook Store. Their books are also available for certain mobile e-reading applications such as Blio, Aldiko, Stanza and FBReader. It is free, easy and fast to get your book converted and available for readers to download. Dan Poynter highly recommends them.
Have a look at their website and blog to see if this would be a good fit for you.
When I finish converting my books for Kindle, I’ll do them in Smashword and report to all of you.