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Do you want to get paid $200 a word? $20,000 prize in flash fiction contest

This must be the most generous prize in the world for writing contests – $20,000 for a story of no more than 100 words. If you use up the maximum number of words allowed, that works out at $200 a word, but there’s no reason why, if you’re suitably Hemingwayesque, you couldn’t win with a story of 50 words or so, which would be a whopping $400 a word. Read more...

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Now it really is safe to go back in the water and read ebooks

Despite tablets taking an increasing share of the market, ebook retailers are still churning out their own e-readers, with Kobo the latest to come up with a novel device for reading ebooks in the bath. Read more...

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Nook is back as a guardian of the Galaxy

After quitting the hardware business (except for the Glowlight e-reader), Nook is back in the tablet market with the co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Read more...

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Genius way to get a single web link for your book to redirect globally

Georiot has recently updated their global web linking service substantially and now offers a very sophisticated approach that can be customised. Read more...

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The Equaliser – self-published authors can now offer pre-orders on Kindle

Self-publishers have got a big boost with Amazon now allowing them to make their books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. Read more...

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Kindle Unlimited adds triple bonus for authors

Kindle Unlimited has got off to a strong start and Amazon will now pay out on any ebook downloaded during July, whether it has reached the 10% read mark or not, and has added $500,000 to the $2 million KDP Select fund it set for July, plus an extra $285,000 for bonus payments. Read more...

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The grapes of Roth produce a vintage year for Harper Collins

What a difference a hit book series can make, particularly when that series sells 20 million copies. Harper Collins got a massive fillip in its last financial year (just ended) from Veronica Roth’s blockbuster Divergent trilogy. Read more...

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Scribd builds up the book browse

Online ebook subscription service Scribd is trying to improve the browsing experience on its site, as well it might, as, after all, subscriptions are really about browsing backlists. Read more...

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Nook is glowing to the UK

Nook might be quitting the hardware business but they are glowing on strong in the UK where their GlowLight rival to the Kindle Paperwhite has just gone on sale through a range of retail and online outlets. Read more...

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Indie crime best-seller publishes guidebook to the city of his novels

A best-selling self-published crime author has produced a book of guided walks based on the cases of his series detective. Read more...

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BackTypo offers free ebook production service

A new online service is offering free ebook production facilities that can also produce PDF files and link up to a distribution service that charges 10% per book sold. Read more...