Twitter user @satakieli has requested exporting to smashwords epub format. Smashwords is an indie ebook self-publisher and distributor. They have very specific guidelines on how to edit a document ready for publishing and it requires many specific settings. Were we to publish to this format we could hopefully get some guidelines from smashwords themselves for exporting to xml or some other format that could be translated but I believe, however it was done, it would be a lot of work.
Would you be likely to want to export to smashwords-compatible format? Consider that it is likely we will have a publish to epub option in place before then. Or, would this be your preferable “publish to ebook” option? Is this what you’ve been waiting all your life for an online writing platform to build? Let us know your thoughts.