Along with the incredibly wide variety of devices that ebook distribution platform Smashwords’ customers can choose from is a new offering, Dropbox. By selecting the “Send to Dropbox” feature when they buy ebooks, readers can access their ebooks on any compatible device, including iPad and most smartphones.
Interestingly, this new feature will be compatible with ebooks that consumers have already purchased and stored in their libraries, making the virtual storage application a cloud-based access-anywhere portable library. Readers simply have to click the Send to Dropbox button that will appear next to their titles.
According to a blog post on the announcement by CEO and founder Mark Coker, “Each time you purchase an ebook at Smashwords, we’ll automatically transfer up to three file formats – epub, mobi and PDF – to your Dropbox account. File format availability is determined by the author or publisher. You’ll find your files in Dropbox’s “Apps/Smashwords” folder. You can transfer previously purchased books to Dropbox by clicking the Send to Dropbox button in your Smashwords Library.”