BookBaby grows bigger to print large-format coffee-table books

BookBaby has installed new book printing and bindery equipment in its printing plant to add capacity for print large-format books, which is fantastic for anyone looking to self-publish a photography or art book. Read more...

Christmas deadlines for ebook publishing

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If you’re planning on publishing or updating any ebooks this Chrismas you should take note of distributor Draft2digital’s deadlines for getting your ebook on seasonal sale. Read more...

European Union lifts the VAT burden on ebooks

European Union lifts VAT burden on ebooks

The European Commission is to lift its tax crackdown on ebooks and it could see VAT on ebooks sold in European countries cut to the same level as the rate for print books, which would mean 0% in the UK. Read more...

Kindle Paperwhite on sale at discount price of £79.99 in the UK and $99.99 in the US

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The Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon’s best-selling e-reader, is on offer at a special low price for one week only at £79.99 in the UK and $99.99 in the US, including free delivery. Read more...

Amazon extends ebook advertising schemes to all KDP authors

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Amazon is opening up its ebook advertising schemes to all authors who publish on Kindle rather than just KDP Select authors who publish exclusively on Kindle. Read more...

Barnes & Noble launches $49.99 Nook 7-inch tablet on Black Friday

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One year after Amazon undercut the tablet market with a $49.99 Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble is launching its own $49.99 Nook tablet running on the Android operating system. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited October KENP rate hits a high of $0.0052 as KDP Select fund rises to $16.2 million

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The Kindle Unlimited KENP payout to authors for October hit a new high under the pay-per-page scheme with a rate of $0.0052, a rise of 6% from September’s figure of $0.0049. Read more...

Amazon offering Kindle Voyage and 4K Fire TV refurbs at 28% discounts

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Amazon is offering discounts on refurbished Kindle Voyage e-readers and the Amazon 4K Fire TV with Alexa. Read more...

Wattpad picks 2016 Wattys’ winners

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The world’s biggest writing contest, the Wattys, has just announced the winners of the 2016 awards. Wattpad has hosted The Wattys since 2010 and this year saw an amazing 140,000 entries, almost double the number of submissions in 2015. Read more...

Data Guy reveals true extent of trad ‘takeover’ of BookBub deals but it’s not causing fall in indies’ market share

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Indie self-publisher authors’ share of BookBub Daily Deals have slumped from 40% two years ago to just 15% now, but the fall has had only a minimal effect on the overall drop in indies’ share of the total Kindle ebook market. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate rises by 9% in September but borrows fall sharply amid page-flip mystery

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The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate to authors for September rose strongly by nearly 9% to $0.0049 from $0.0045 in August. Read more...

Indie Author Fringe conference is back with final 24-hour show of the year

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The Indie Author Fringe is back next week on Saturday, October 22 with the last of this year’s 24-hour non-stop conferences and you can watch all the sessions online. Read more...

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