Smashwords is one of the world's largest independent eBook publishers. Your book will be made available on their website and premium distribution partners like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, and others platforms.
Smashwords is also known to have stringent style guidelines outlined in their ‘Style Guide,' which has led to new users pulling their hair out in frustration over relatively minor issues. Smashwords has a set format that you must adhere to.
It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the eBook formatting is perfect. Minor errors in the conversion of a document to an eBook format can alter its appearance. As a result, authors must take the time to properly format their manuscripts to ensure that they are free from errors.
Nevertheless, if you want to save time and effort on formatting, you can outsource it to quick and efficient formatting services. Please refer to the list below.
- 1. Manuscript Formatting for Smashwords by Kimolisa
- 2. eBook Formatting for Smashwords by Leb
- 3. Convert & Format Your eBook for Smashwords by Arkonna
- 4. Book Formatting for Smashwords by WeFormat
- 5. Smashwords Book Formatting by Steve
- 6. Manual Smashwords Book Formatting by Catherine
- 7. Manuscript Formatting for Smashwords Premium Catalog by Mahlatse
- 8. Book Formatting for Smashwords by MusicMakrr
- 9. Word Document Formatting for Smashwords by Hans-Barrow Creatives
1. Manuscript Formatting for Smashwords by Kimolisa
Over the last five years, Kimolisa (@kimolisa) has formatted thousands of manuscripts online as a freelancer. She has formatted for Smashwords, Kindle Direct Publishing, and Ingram Spark, among others.
For the low price of $5, Kimolisa can format your entire document of 20,000 words or less for Smashwords. Whether it's a short story or a full novel, she'll format it to meet Smashwords' “Premium Catalog” requirements.
Check out Kimolisa's service here
2. eBook Formatting for Smashwords by Leb
Leb (@nonontech) is a book designer and formatter with over nine years of experience formatting and designing eBooks and print books. He has worked with a number of self-published authors and writers since 2010. He has assisted them with all aspects of their publishing projects, from design to formatting to submission to various self-publishing platforms.
Your ebook will be professionally formatted for Smashwords by Leb. He strictly adheres to Smashwords' formatting guidelines and guarantees that your book will pass AutoVetter on the first attempt and be submitted to the Smashwords Premium Catalog.
3. Convert & Format Your eBook for Smashwords by Arkonna
Arkonna (@arkonna) is a full-time freelancer with extensive experience in the book publishing industry. If you want a beautifully designed book for printing or a professionally formatted eBook, she is the person to contact.
Arkonna will format and convert your MS Word or LibreOffice text document for Smashwords publication. Your book will have a professional appearance and fulfill all of Smashwords' “Premium Catalog” requirements.
Check out Arkonna's service here
4. Book Formatting for Smashwords by WeFormat
WeFormat (@weformat) has more than a decade of experience designing and formatting books.
WeFormat will format your book for Smashwords in one go, ensuring that it passes AutoVetter. Your eBook will be guaranteed to be included in the premium catalog.
Check out WeFormat's service here
5. Smashwords Book Formatting by Steve
Steve (@aswebdesigner) is a skilled web designer with a particular emphasis on WordPress, WooCommerce, and Shopify. He can also format books to meet any publisher's specifications with zero errors and a high chance of approval.
Steve will format your book professionally to meet Smashwords' standards.
Check out Steve's service here
6. Manual Smashwords Book Formatting by Catherine
Catherine Baduin (@cathbad) used to work as a full-time book designer and publisher for a company in Boston for a lengthy amount of time. She enjoys writing and reading and is an expert at book formatting.
Catherine will manually format your book, including the table of contents, metadata, and the cover you have selected. She will deliver it to you in a format suitable for publication in SmashWords.
Check out Catherine's service here
7. Manuscript Formatting for Smashwords Premium Catalog by Mahlatse
Mahlatse Mokone (@mahlatsemokone) has vast experience formatting manuscripts for conversion purposes, particularly under the Smashwords Premium Catalog guidelines.
Mahlatse will format your manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines, ensuring that it passes the AutoVetter test and earns Premium status.
Check out Mahlatse's service here
8. Book Formatting for Smashwords by MusicMakrr
MusicMakrr (@musicmakrr) has been in the publishing industry for over a decade and specializes in self-publishing. He frequently collaborates with new authors.
MusicMakrr will format your book for publication in print, eBook, CreateSpace, Kindle, or Smashwords. This includes layouts for print and eBooks, editing, and a variety of other publishing-related services.
Check out MusicMakrr's service here
9. Word Document Formatting for Smashwords by Hans-Barrow Creatives
Hans-Barrow Creatives (@hansbarrow) specializes in book layout and publishing (both paperbacks and eBooks), and they intend to grow and constantly improve their services.
Hans-Barrow will convert your Microsoft Word document to Smashwords eBook format. It will be formatted in accordance with the Smashwords eBook publication standard.
Check out Hans-Barrow's service here