I can't speak for Smashwords, and this isn't legal advice, but I will say that none of the terms that you quote above seem to prohibit what you are describing. I'm actually not sure what parts concern you.
They require a complete work; that doesn't mean you have to publish a complete copy of a blog's archives. They seem to be worried mostly about books ...
Since some users want to close this question as off-topic or opinion
based, I decided to give my own tentative answer, based on my own
thinking since I asked the question, and influenced by some of the comments.
I am well aware of cost issues in publishing, but I have little
experience as a customer where e-books are concerned. Having to fix my
own price as ...
Just hit this myself trying to put a book on Smashwaords. It seems that browsing a book with Calibre adds an extra file called 'calibre_bookmarks.txt'. (Smashwords spots it, but the IDPF's Epub Validator doesn't!)
The solution's simple enough:
Change the book's extension from .epub to .zip. (Eg: mybook.epub ->
Open the .zip file.
Delete the '...
I don't have any substantial answer to your question, but I have been thinking hard about it over the years.
Let me summarize some dynamics of ebook pricing and then talk about "fair price."
Ebook production is a very speculative business. You have no idea whether there even exists an audience for your product.
Pricing for digital goods is elastic. You ...
The short answer is to use any tool which produces a valid epub file.
There are 2 options.
Create it in MS word and use Smashword's meatgrinder tool to convert it to epub.
Or create the epub file yourself and submit it directly.
If you are more comfortable with MS Word and don't mind troubleshooting its strangeness, go ahead with that. But MS Word ...
Yes, this is okay, as of October 5, 2013. (I'm a developer at Smashwords.)
From the Site Updates page:
"Charles Dickens is smiling. We updated our Terms of Service yesterday to allow short serials. We had already relaxed the prior prohibition quite a bit over the last year, because we never felt comfortable making subjective judgements between what was ...