Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for March 2017 falls by 6%

The Kindle Unlimited March 2017 payout for authors fell by 6% to $0.0046 per KENP from the February figure of $0.0049. The KDP Select Global fund rose by nearly $1 million to $17.7 million from $16.8 million in February but didn’t quite reach the record high of $17.8 million seen in January. Read more...

Amazon’s free Kindle Create app offers a simple way to convert Word files to ebooks

Amazon has launched the Kindle Create software program which is a very useful new tool that can help you to produce ebooks from Word files. Read more...

Kobo adds to its technology power by snapping up Shelfie

Kobo’s owner Rakuten has made another technology play by taking over the Shelfie ebook platform. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate bounces back in February

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate paid to authors for February 2017 bounced back to $0.0049 after falling to $0.0047 in January. Read more...

Self-publishing platform Type & Tell offers 100% author royalties

Scandinavian publisher Bonnier is setting up a self-publishing platform in the UK offering authors 100% of royalties. Read more...

European Court setback but changes in tax rules will cut VAT on ebooks

The prospect of VAT on ebooks being slashed in the European Union has hit a snag after the European Court ruled this week that VAT on ebooks cannot be reduced to the levels of print books under the present EU tax rules. Read more...

London Calling for Indie Author Fringe 2017

It’s London Book Fair next week (March 14-16) and that means it’s also the unmissable Indie Author Fringe  on Saturday, March 18. Read more...

IngramSpark offers fee-free deal for print and ebook set-up

Print and ebook platform and distributor IngramSpark is offering free set-up for print titles and ebooks to celebrate the firm’s gold sponsorship of Indie Author Fringe. Read more...

Hachette snaps up ‘best ebook seller in the world’ Bookouture

Hachette has swooped to buy Bookouture, the UK’s leading indie ebook publisher which was set up just four years ago. Read more...

Kobo Plus goes Dutch to launch ebook subscription service with ‘fair-share’ payouts to authors

Kobo has moved into the ebook subscription market by launching Kobo Plus in Europe to cover the Netherlands and Belgium and is offering authors a ‘fair share’ of the subscription revenue. Read more...

January 2017 Kindle Unlimited KENP rate falls by 9% despite KDP fund hitting new high

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for January 2017 plunged by 9.6% to $0.0047 from December’s level of $0.0052 despite a strong rise in the KDP Select Global fund to yet another new high. Read more...

Amazon offers to drop ‘favored nation’ clauses to end Europe ebook probe

European Commission Amazon ebook anti-trust investigation

Amazon has offered to drop its ‘parity’ clauses in publisher contracts in Europe after an anti-trust investigation by the European Union over concerns about reduced competition among ebook distributors and less consumer choice. Read more...

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