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Amazon’s new pay-per-click advertising for KDP Select could be a game-changer for self-publishers

Self-published authors have got a big marketing boost with a new scheme from Amazon which means indies can now advertise their ebooks on Amazon with pay-per-click campaigns costing as little as a few cents a click. Read more...

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Tolino success points to potential of territorial pricing for ebooks

The only ebook retailer that has managed to take on the might of Amazon with a realistic challenge is now available to self-published authors around the world as distributor Draft2digital has added Tolino to its range of channels. Read more...

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A textbook case: Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Creator converts PDF files to ebooks

Amazon have just released new Kindle Textbook Creator software which helps authors and publishers convert textbooks from the PDF format to, well, to the PDF format really, but a bit better for ebooks. Read more...

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Kindle Unlimited December payout to authors rises to $1.43 as KDP Select total royalties double

Amazon added a massive bonus to the KDP Select fund for December to strengthen the Kindle Unlimited payout for authors to $1.43 per borrow and revealed that total royalties to KDP Select authors have more than doubled in the five months since KU launched compared with the previous year. Read more...

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Nine ways to self-publish an ebook

What’s the best way to produce an ebook? An ebook is a fairly simple format as it’s basically an HTML file with some CSS styling, very much like a web page. Here’s a guide to some of the programs which can help you to prepare and publish an ebook. Read more...

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Ebook distributor Draft2digital adds international pricing options

Ebook distributor Draft2digital has added territorial pricing to its list of options, so authors and publishers can now price their books internationally. Read more...

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Books to die for

At a recent funeral in the UK, a teacher had his Kindle (which he’d recently taken to with some enthusiasm) buried with him containing four of his favourite books. Read more...

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Kindle Unlimited payout to authors rises to $1.40 in November

The Kindle Unlimited payout to authors bounced back with a welcome rise to $1.40 per borrow in November, up from a low of $1.33 in October. Read more...

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Audible makes a drama out of Jeffery Deaver’s new story

Audiobooks aren’t just about reading out a book, as Audible has shown with Jeffery Deaver’s The Starling Project, which is winning acclaim as a quality audio drama. Read more...

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Thrillers dominate the Kindle Scout winners

Mystery/thrillers are dominating the recently launched Kindle Scout ‘reader-powered’ publishing scheme. Ten of the first 13 books selected are in the mystery/thriller genre, while three are science fiction/fantasy (one of these is a fantasy/mystery crossover) and there is just one winner from the romance genre. Read more...

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Self-published top page-turner goes exclusive on Amazon

The new book from the author that Kobo readers in the UK are most keen on reading right to the end won’t be available through Kobo as the author has signed up with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint on a Kindle Unlimited deal. Read more...