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Draft2Digital Merges with Smashwords: Win-Win for Indy Publishers

The two titans of the self-publishing distribution industry, Draft2Digital (D2D) and Smashwords, have merged. According to an announcement released on February 8, 2022, the former has purchased the latter. The deal, which took effect on March 1, vastly expands the distribution territories of both distribution channels. Transitions to the new platform will be gradual but, in the end, members of both current companies will share a common dashboard, common distribution outlets, and new, cutting-edge tools for book publishing, distribution, and marketing. Kris Austin, co-founder and CEO of Draft2Digital, will lead the combined company as CEO. Mark Coker, founder and CEO of Smashwords, will join the management team as chief strategy officer and board member. The name of the combined company will be Draft2Digital. The Smashwords name will live on through […]

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