Just got this from the good folks at D2D:
Draft2Digital is Acquiring Smashwords!
It’s true… it’s happening… and we know it’s going to come as a shock. But we absolutely could not be more excited about what this means for the indie author community!
You can read the full details of the announcement on this blog post.
But the short version is that both Draft2Digital and Smashwords have always shared a common goal for the self-publishing community:
We believe that it is our mission and our honor to empower authors to not only fulfill their publishing dreams, but to thrive in this industry.
With that shared goal at heart, Draft2Digital and Smashwords now see an opportunity to combine our resources and build toward an even better future for indie authors everywhere. And we’re very excited, and very pleased, to be able to take this momentous step forward.
We can’t wait to see all the ways this will help the author community to grow and to thrive!
We will also be hosting a special livestream Q&A with Draft2Digital CEO Kris Austin, and Smashwords Founder Mark Coker on Wednesday, February 9th, at NOON Central:
Editor’s Note: If you’re on the FB group Wide for the Win, there’s a lively discussion going on with one of the D2D folks here.