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The Big Borrow — Kindle Unlimited heads for $100 million-plus payout

In its first six months of operation, Kindle Unlimited has lent as many books as the New York Public Library lends in a year and now looks set to pay out well over $100 million on borrows to self-published authors this year. Read more...

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Borrows boom but Kindle Unlimited January payout falls to $1.38 despite new high for KDP Select fund

Amazon dashed hopes of a strong start to the year for KDP Select authors as the Kindle Unlimited payout for January 2015 fell to $1.38 per borrow from $1.43 in December despite the KDP Select fund for January being topped up to yet another record high of $8.5 million. Read more...

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Spider-Man swoops into Scribd as Marvel makes it a million for ebook subscription service

Ebook subscription service Scribd has added over 10,000 comic books from Marvel and other comic publishers, including Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, IDW/Top Shelf, Valiant and Zenescope. Read more...

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Readers’ survey reveals ‘fair deal’ pricing points for ebooks

There are some encouraging findings for authors in a readers’ survey run by ebook promotion site The Fussy Librarian which looked at pricing novels to offer a fair deal for readers and authors. Read more...

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Universal linking services join forces in GeoRiot deal for BookLinker

Global link service GeoRiot has acquired BookLinker, which provides affiliate link management to authors and publishers promoting books on Amazon. Read more...

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Cover revealed for sequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

It’s the pre-order to end all pre-orders. With over five months to go until it’s published, Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman, is riding high on the Amazon best-sellers and a cover has been revealed. Read more...

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Who needs an ISBN? Survey shines a light on massive ‘shadow’ self-publishing market

Almost a third of ebooks bought in the US do not use ISBN numbers and comprise a massive ‘shadow market’ which is being ignored in the publishing industry’s reports. Read more...

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Amazon’s new pay-per-click advertising for KDP Select could be a game-changer for self-publishers

Self-published authors have got a big marketing boost with a new scheme from Amazon which means indies can now advertise their ebooks on Amazon with pay-per-click campaigns costing as little as a few cents a click. Read more...

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Tolino success points to potential of territorial pricing for ebooks

The only ebook retailer that has managed to take on the might of Amazon with a realistic challenge is now available to self-published authors around the world as distributor Draft2digital has added Tolino to its range of channels. Read more...

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A textbook case: Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Creator converts PDF files to ebooks

Amazon have just released new Kindle Textbook Creator software which helps authors and publishers convert textbooks from the PDF format to, well, to the PDF format really, but a bit better for ebooks. Read more...

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Kindle Unlimited December payout to authors rises to $1.43 as KDP Select total royalties double

Amazon added a massive bonus to the KDP Select fund for December to strengthen the Kindle Unlimited payout for authors to $1.43 per borrow and revealed that total royalties to KDP Select authors have more than doubled in the five months since KU launched compared with the previous year. Read more...