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BLURB ( the Self Publishing Zone Blurb Showcase Page for More Detailed Information Blurb is a self-publishing platform that enables their users to create, self-publish, promote, share, and sell their own print and ebooks. 

Blurb offers book-making tools catering to diverse digital skills. Create and publish a book, magazine or ebook with Blurb's self-publishing platform. Sell and distribute globally with print on demand or offset printing. 

Use Blurb to self-publish your photo books, trade books, and ebooks and sell them through Amazon, Ingram, ebook retailers, or directly through Blurb. Since starting the company in 2006, Eileen Gittins has led Blurb from a startup to a high-growth company, with nearly 1.1 million book producers creating 2.8 million unique book titles, and a global footprint that extends to more than 70 countries. 



SMASHWORDS  ( Visit the Self Publishing Zone Smashwords Showcase Page for More Detailed Information Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers including Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store. Authors and publishers retain full control over how their works are published, sampled, priced and sold. If an author wants to give it away for free, they have that freedom. 

Smashwords provides free tools for marketing, distribution, metadata management and sales reporting.  At Smashwords,  authors and publishers have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of their written works.  Smashwords is ideal for publishing novels, short fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, monographs, non-fiction, research reports, essays, or other written forms that havent even been invented yet.  

In the six years since its launch, Smashwords has grown to become the leading ebook distributor serving indie authors, small presses and literary agents.  Founder & CEO Mark Coker is the author of The Smashwords Style Guide (how to format an ebook), The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book) and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (best practices of the most commercially successful ebook authors). 



INGRAM SPARK (  Visit the Self Publishing Zone Ingram Spark Showcase Page for More Detailed InformationIngramSpark is the only publishing platform that delivers fully integrated print and digital distribution services to the book industry through a single source. What does that mean? Once you finish and format your book we make it possible to share it with the world. For print and distribution services, we offer the best possible value and return. IngramSpark has simplified the complex process of publishing books and distributing content around the world into a single, easy-to-use platform. 



BUBLISH.COM ( Visit the Self Publishing Zone Bublish Showcase Page for More Detailed InformationBublish is the world's first complete publishing solution with integrated brand-building, marketing and discoverability features. 

The Bublish platform has tools to help authors write, publish, promote, sell and track their work while building a dynamic author brand that sells more books. Authors and publishers can use Bublish strictly to promote their books or add their full spectrum of global print and digital distribution services.  

Imagine running your own global publishing empire from a single, powerful dashboard. With Bublish, you can! Bublish is also a thriving, close-knit community of thousands of authors around the world. We have free bi-weekly educational events to support authors during every step of the publishing process. You can learn more about these events from the Bublish blog or visiting Bublish on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or YouTube.

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