Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June falls to $0.0042 as KDP fund rises stay sluggish

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2017 showed a further small fall to $0.0042 from $0.0043 in July. Read more...

Six books on shortlist for £20,000 Kindle Storyteller Award

Six books have been picked for the shortlist for the first UK Kindle Storyteller Award which offers a £20,000 cash prize for the winner. Read more...

New First for Romance self-publishing platform opening for indie authors

A new self-publishing platfoprm is opening up specifically for romance authors with Totally Entwined Group launching First for Romance.  Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2017 falls to $0.0043

The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate to authors fell again in May 2017 to a new low under KENP v2.0 of $0.0043 from $0.0045 in April, a fall of 4.5%. Read more...

Audible offers £10,000 prize in British crime writing contest

Audible is offering a £10,000 cash prize in a new contest for British-based crime writers. Read more...

Wattpad opens up Wattys 2017 Awards

The 2017 Watty Awards are opening for entries on June 15. The annual contest has been running since 2010 and has proved to be massively popular, with over 100,000 entries in 2016 across 10 categories. Read more...

Pre-order takes spot on Amazon Most Read Chart as nine Kindle Unlimited titles hit Top 20

The newly established Amazon Charts are showing the growing power of Amazon Publishing and the Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service. Read more...

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...

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