Tools for
Smashwords Authors

Unofficial Marketing tools - widgets, readers and stores - created to display Smashwords books.


RSS Feeds

These are XML feeds generated from the Smashwords site and based on the RSS standard. They have been significantly modified to capture all relevant data. This tool generates an RSS feed from the Smashwords Author or Publisher page, including the author's top-rated books.

To find your feed use the following URL, and replace YourAccountName with your account name:

This is a fairly basic tool, but means that you can embed this feed in most third party RSS widgets to display your books, e.g. WordPress plug-ins, Facebook, Squidoo modules etc.

Single Book RSS Feed

This feed contains details of a single book in easily accessible or programable format for books bloggers and other users who want to spotlight a book.

Advanced tip: If you have your own webspace you can improve performance by saving a copy of the feed to your own site and updating it when you change your book details. Currently the feed passes through Smashwords and this site on its way to the widget so at times of high load it may slow down.

You can also improve performance by burning your feed with feedburner and using that URL.

These are unofficial tools supplied for use by Smashwords users. No guarantees or responsibility are taken for their use. They may be withdrawn at our discretion.