We did it! And by “we,” we don’t just mean Draft2Digital. We mean you and us, TOGETHER. Together we’ve democratized an industry, eliminated gatekeepers, and ushered in a bold and diverse new era where YOU, the author, have more power and control than ever before.

Oh, and in the process, we managed to release 1 million books! Without you, this journey—this milestone—would not exist.

How did we get here?

Determination, innovation and perspiration. And, thanks to YOU, a healthy dose of inspiration. It’s our mission to help make your publishing dreams a reality. We’ve built innovative tools to help you publish faster and more professionally, expanded global retail and library distribution to help you reach more readers, automated time-consuming processes so you can spend more time writing, and supported you with the industry’s best customer service team.

A million books! The tangible benefits

Saying “a million books!” is fun, but what does it really mean? How about…

  • $250 million – The amount of money earned by Draft2Digital authors from book sales
  • Merchandising – A million books provides more collaboration opportunities with our existing retail and library partners. We also get to promote emerging authors at the Smashwords store
  • New Partnerships – A million books opens doors to exciting NEW partnerships, which means bringing your books to even more readers (stay tuned!)
  • Countless success stories – We love to hear from authors who’ve published their first book, hit their first bestseller list, or won their first award. Our favorites are the ones when an author sells enough books to quit their day job and write full time

A million books! The intangible benefits

Your words have delivered an incalculable amount of enjoyment, escape and knowledge upon millions of readers in every corner of the globe. You have touched lives, brought smiles and opened minds. You are a wizard and your words matter.

What’s next?

Be on the lookout for new partnership announcements in the first half of next year, as well as news and updates regarding the Smashwords store and our new Author Services division in the second half of the year.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we want you to know how grateful we are to have you on this journey with us. You’ve inspired us with all the thought and care that you put into each word, each sentence, paragraph and chapter in every single one of those million books. We know that the hours, the emotions, the toil, the peaks and the valleys that went into their creation and publication is immeasurable.

With sincere gratitude,

The Draft2Digital Team