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Amazon imprints pushing pre-orders into best-sellers but Batman swoops to take top perch

Amazon Publishing imprints are continuing to take best-seller top spots in the Kindle store with pre-order promotions. Read more...

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Amazon boosts KDP Select fund to $2m as it adds Kindle Unlimited subscriptions

Amazon has moved into the ebook subscription business with Kindle Unlimited and has boosted its KDP Select Fund to pay authors to $2million for July. Read more...

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Self-publishers No 1 on Amazon and breaking out of genre

Indie ebooks as a whole now take the biggest market share on Amazon.com and indies are also making inroads into genres that have not been considered to be suitable for self-publishing. Read more...

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Tablo offers easy ebook production and distribution with 100% royalties

Tablo.io is a new premium publishing platform that offers a good way of producing and distributing ebooks quickly and professionally, with authors keeping 100% of their royalties. Read more...

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The power of a backlist

GalleyCat has an interesting interview with Elizabeth Lowell, a traditionally published author who has made a successful move to self-publishing. Read more...

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Pre-orders are the new free: catalysts that catapault an ebook to become a bestseller

Pre-orders are taking the place of free as a promotion tool for indie authors as the new Smashwords 2014 Survey reveals that using the pre-order facility boosts sales while the rate of free downloads has slumped. Read more...

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Kindle adds 70% royalties for Ireland and Gibraltar

Kindle authors can now get 70% royalties for ebooks published in Ireland and Gibraltar. Previously, only the 35% royalty rate was applicable in these two countries. Read more...

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Wattpad and Hot Key link up to offer £10,000 prize for young writers

Young authors have the chance of winning a £10,000 top prize in Hot Key Books 2014 Young Writers Prize, which is being run in conjunction with Wattpad. Read more...

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Draft2digital adds Page Foundry sales channel

Ebook distributor Draft2digital has added Page Foundry as a new sales channel. Read more...

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Barnes & Noble breaks up with Nook

Barnes & Noble is to spin off its Nook business in a break-up that will see the overall company separate the bricks and mortar bookstores and Nook, which will also keep B&N’s college stores. Read more...

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The hidden meaning of the Amazon logo

Did you know the Amazon logo has a hidden meaning? Read more...