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Amazon bundles Kindle Unlimited with reading devices in Black Friday deals

In a discount frenzy for Black Friday, which seems to have turned into a week-long occasion, Amazon is bundling its reading devices with a six-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Read more...

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How the Sigma Quattro DP2 became the new King of the Compact Cameras

This is an article about a new camera, the Sigma Quattro DP2, but I’m going to start by putting it in context by recollecting an older camera. This older camera, which isn’t exactly an antique as it’s less than 20 years old, helped me to make photos so sharp that you can look at the transparencies with a loupe and lose yourself in the fantastic detail, falling into the scene with an almost 3D quality. Read more...

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Cloud sourcing for Kindle ebook samples

Improvements to Kindle ebook samples mean samples downloaded from the Kindle book store will now be saved in the cloud so readers can access and read them on any supported Amazon device or Kindle reading apps. Read more...

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Amazon brightens up Author Central Pages

Amazon has come up with a redesign of Author Pages that displays books, blog posts and social media updates in a much improved format. Read more...

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Ingram Spark offers free distribution deal until the end of the year

Publishing platform Ingram Spark is offering a free deal to authors and publishers who upload books before the end of the year. Read more...

Penguin was a direct seller in the 1930s when its founder Allen Lane devised the Penguincubator book vending machine.

Penguin boss rejects ebook subscription services

The CEO of the world’s biggest book publisher Penguin Random House, Tom Weldon, says the company won’t be taking part in ebook subscription services, which also rules out Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited library. Read more...

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Kindle Unlimited authors’ payout slumps to $1.33 for October

The payout for authors from Kindle Unlimited slumped to $1.33 per borrow in October from $1.51 in September, despite Amazon adding $2.5 million to the KDP Select Fund which had been set at $3 million for the month. Read more...

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Life at the sharp end with the Kindle Voyage

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage ereader is very sharp, very light and very classy, it’s also very expensive for an ereader. Is it worth the premium price? My hands-on review gets on board for the Voyage. Read more...

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How Kindle Unlimited can pay off for authors

A new report from best-selling author Hugh Howey’s Author Earnings’ survey suggests Amazon’s ebook subscription service Kindle Unlimited has brought a major shake-up in the market and KU authors are making an average of 13% more money per title on Kindle than non-KU authors. Read more...

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Amazon tops up KDP Select Fund to $5 million for September as Kindle Unlimited payout rate for authors holds steady at $1.51

Amazon have yet again topped up the monthly KDP Select Global Fund, with September’s total fund ending up at a new high of $5 million after $2 million was added this week to the $3 million originally set, but the payout rate for authors on Kindle Unlimited has fallen slightly to $1.51 per borrow. Read more...

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Scouting for books: Kindle Scout is now open for submissions

Amazon have sounded the bugle call for their new ‘reader-powered’ publishing program which is now officially open for submissions and will be called Kindle Scout. Read more...