Self-Published E-Books On Apple’s iPad

According to a story at Digital Beat, big publishers are flocking to the iPad, readying to publish electronic versions of their bestselling books on Apple’s much-anticipated tablet device due to launch April 3.

But smaller publishing houses are making the move, too, including self-publishing service Smashwords.

Smashwords, a site where writers can publish their own e-books, said it has signed a distribution deal with Apple to put its books into the iPad iBookstore. Mark Coker, chief executive of Smashwords, said in an email to authors that his company has been working on the deal ever since the iPad was announced.

And, yes, this means that unpublished authors can sell their work on the Apple iPad at virtually no cost.

Photo by Smashwords.

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