Overview

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Acquisitions
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Headquarters:
Los Gatos, CA
Description:
Smashwords is an eBook self-publishing and distribution platform serving independent authors and publishers.
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Categories:
Publishing, EBooks, Logistics
Website:
http://www.smashwords.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
May 1, 2008
Contact:
408-395-3600
Employees:
11 - 50 | 4 in Crunchbase

Smashwords is a distributor of ebooks serving independent authors and publishers. Smashwords allows authors and publishers to digitally publish and distribute ebooks to leading ebook retailers and library distribution platforms including Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, OverDrive, Scribd, Kobo, Gardners and Odilo. Authors and publishers upload a Word doc file which Smashwords converts it into multiple DRM-free ebook formats. Alternatively, Authors and publishers can upload an .epub file. Authors and publishers receive 85% of the proceeds from their works, and retain full control over pricing, metdata and distribution channels.

Acquisitions (1)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Nov 19, 2009$1M (terms undisclosed)

Current Team (4)

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Competitors (5)

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  • Amazon.com is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
  • Author Solutions provides an online platform for authors, enabling them to bring their books into the market.
  • Ingram Content Group distributes physical and digital content to retailers, libraries, schools and other distribution partners.
  • Lulu Press operates as a web-based electronic publishing company that allows customers to publish and sell online content.
  • Penguin Random House is a company formed from the merger between the book publishers Random House and Penguin Group

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    15951 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste 16

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    USA

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