You know, I think Mark Coker & smashwords is a little revolution in a small and smiling package. How long will it last as an independent? Would anyone be brave/smart/clever enough to buy it?
For the second part of the agreement, Diesel has selected Smashwords to power its new Diesel Publishing Portal. Like most smart ebook retailers, Diesel is committed to offering its customers the broadest possible selection of ebook titles. By partnering with Smashwords to power its publishing portal, Diesel makes it faster and easier for indie authors and small publishers to sell their titles on Diesel. Diesel is the second major ebook retailer to choose Smashwords to power their co-branded publishing portal. Sony was the first.
via Smashwords: Smashwords and Diesel Partner to Expand Ebook Distribution Opportunities for Indie Authors and Publishers.