Smashwords is a publishing platform. It uses the Meatgrinder to create copies of your files to distribute to all platforms.
See also D2D (Draft to Digital)
Smashwords and Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing are the oldest of the self-publishing sites. While Smashwords distributes to many sites, and has the widest variety of options for files, it is also not as popular as going direct to each platform, or Amazon, due to the issues with the ‘Meatgrinder’.
Kai Wilson-Viola writes under various names, and in all genres. Co-founder and webmistress of the IAG site, she writes content on request of members.
She has written several books including the Ten Hour Marketing Plan and 12×12 – tutorials for social media.
When not writing, she can be found maintaining sites, designing themes, managing a charity called the Less than Three foundation, gaming, knitting or reading.