Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2017 leaps by 9% to hit high point for the year as annual fund total paid out rises 20% to $222 million

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2017 saw a strong rise of nearly 9% to reach the year’s highest rate of $0.0050, up from $0.0046 in November. Read more...

Half-price deals for new Goodreads Giveaways and KDP authors get go-ahead to offer Kindle ebooks in program

Goodreads is offering special 50%-off introductory pricing until the end of January on its new Giveaways program to help authors promote their books to readers. Read more...

Dark suspense takes the spotlight in Kobo’s Canada ebook best-sellers of 2017

The continuing popular trend of dark suspense thrillers dominated the list of best-selling ebooks for Kobo last year in its home market of Canada. Read more...

Opening up to the wide, wide world of ebook distribution

When you’re going wide for ebook distribution, how do you reach the widest possible market throughout the world? Read more...

KDP Print rolls out full launch of proof and author copies of paperbacks at wholesale prices

Proof and author wholesale copies of paperback books are now available for all publishers with a full launch through the print division of Kindle Direct Publishing. Read more...

Libby app and Bookmobile tour help OverDrive drive 14% growth in library lending for ebooks and audiobooks during 2017

Leading library ebook distributor Rakuten OverDrive says 2017 saw record-breaking downloads of ebooks and audiobooks, with a total of over 225 million digital books over the year representing 14% growth from the previous year. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited free for three months in UK special offer

Amazon is offering a three-month free trial of Kindle Unlimited to readers in the UK in a special offer that’s open until January 2, 2018. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for November 2017 rises slightly again as KDP Fund smashes through half a billion dollars since KU began

The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for November 2017 again showed a slight rise to $0.0046 from $0.0045 in October as the KDP Select Global Fund hit another new high of $19.8 million. Read more...

Scrivener gets major upgrade for Mac with new Windows version on the way

Scrivener, the favorite writing app of many authors, has just got a major upgrade for the Mac and a new Windows version is also on the way. Read more...

Amazon Publishing titles take 15 spots in Top 20 Kindle Best-Sellers of 2017

Amazon Publishing imprints have swept through the Top 20 Kindle Best-Sellers of 2017 so far with 15 books on the list, nearly doubling the performance of 2016 when the company’s titles took eight places in the Top 20. Read more...

Amazon Publishing adds new short-form imprint with Original Stories

Amazon Publishing has introduced a new imprint to its successful line-up of publishers — Original Stories. Read more...

Christmas publishing deadlines for ebook distribution

Ebook distributor Draft2digital is warning indie authors to get their books in early if they want them to be on sale over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Read more...

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