Scribd says it has 500,000 paying subscribers, $50m-plus turnover and is in profit

Scribd claims to have over 500,000 subscribers paying $8.99 a month for its ebook, magazine and audiobook subscription service. Read more...

StreetLib adds KoboPlus to ebook distribution range

Digital book distributor StreetLib has added KoboPlus to its list of outlets. Read more...

Multi-pack deal cuts 20% off price of new slimmer and sharper Kindle Fires with Alexa

You can get a family pack of the all-new Kindle Fire 7 or Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets and save 20% on the normal price. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited borrows to feature in new Amazon Charts

Kindle Unlimited borrows will be included in the new Top 20 Most Sold chart launched by Amazon this week. Read more...

Self-published novel on shortlist for Betty Trask £10,000 prize

The shortlist for the UK Society of Authors’ highly regarded Betty Trask prize 2017 includes a self-published novel for the first time. Read more...

Scouting for books picks out some big successes

Amazon’s Kindle Scout reader-powered publishing scheme has now been open for author submissions for around two and a half years and it’s had some notable winners in that time. Read more...

Hollywood comes calling for self-published authors

Film and TV production companies are increasingly turning to self-published authors to pick up potential screen blockbusters and the latest indie to get a call from Hollywood is thriller writer Mark Dawson. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited April 2017 KENP rate shows small fall as KDP fund hovers around record high

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for authors edged down in April to $0.0045 from $0.0046 in March. Read more...

Ebook promotion sites are thriving as reader demand grows for bargains and curation

BookBub isn’t the only game in town when it comes to ebook promotion sites as Written Word Media has been growing fast over the past couple of years and now has four sites with a total of more than 700,000 subscribers and heading towards the million mark. Read more...

Indie Author Fringe conference will focus on Selling Your Book

The Indie Author Fringe free online conference for self-publishing authors is getting ready for its second conference of the year to coincide with BookExpo America and the focus is on Selling Your Book. Read more...

Deadline looms for entries for £20,000 Kindle Storyteller prize

You have only a few more days to enter your book in the new Kindle Storyteller Award for the UK which offers a £20,000 cash prize for the winner. Read more...

How non-fiction best-selling books have got shorter and shorter

Non-fiction best-selling books have been getting shorter over the past over the past seven years, according to a new survey. Read more...

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