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Whenever I try to dl a book from Smashwords it never works. It goes through the motions (showing a very quick downloading bar, placing the book in the bookshelf) The book comes up blank, or it gives me an error when I try to open it saying that the file did not dl or the file is corrupt. This happens to all book that I try to dl paid and free. Please any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've taken a look at it, and it seems that it is a problem with the Smashwords site. It used to work OK, but some time recently, it's stopped working. It looks like the book acquisition links in their OPDS catalog are broken (they are not valid URLs, because a folder name inside the URL path is missing, so the URL contains two consecutive / symbols).

Downloading from Smashwords' regular website still works fine, but it looks like their OPDS catalog system is broken. I have contacted them to report the issue, and received no response yet. If you contact them too, and mention the problem ("I cannot download books via your OPDS catalog - the download hrefs are invalid"), maybe that will get a response.