Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2018 rises to $0.0046

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2018 rose slightly to $0.0046 from $0.0045 in May while the KDP Select Global fund also showed a small increase to $22.6 million from $22.5 million in May. Read more...

KDP Print now features Expanded Distribution to bookstores

KDP Print is now offering Expanded Distribution for self-published paperbacks to bookstores, online retailers and distributors in the US. Read more...

Amazon upgrades Kindle ebook image quality but watch out for effect on delivery charges

Amazon has upgraded its conversion process for images in Kindle ebooks so there is no longer any downscaling of images, which means you can use pictures in your ebook at the best quality. Read more...

Draft2digital widens ebook library distribution with Bibliotheca and adds new royalty-per-loan option

Draft2digital has expanded its ebook library distribution by adding Bibliotheca’s CloudLibrary to its range of channels and is offering a new pay-per-loan royalty deal. Read more...

How self-publishing opened up a whole new universe for science fiction and fantasy authors

Self-published authors have revitalized the science fiction and fantasy sectors over the past decade and now dominate the ebook SF&F market. Read more...

Amazon adds feature for buying multiple copies of an ebook

Amazon has added a new feature to its Kindle store on Amazon.com to enable authors or readers to buy multiple copies of an ebook in a single order. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2018 stays at $0.0045 for third month in a row

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2018 stayed at the same level of $0.0045 for the third consecutive month while the KDP Select Global fund showed a surprisingly strong 6% rise to $22.5 million from $21.2 million in April. Read more...

It’s the end of Kindle Worlds as we know it

Amazon is shutting down its Kindle Worlds fan fiction site which has been running for just over five years since May 2013. Read more...

Wattys 2018 open for entries with 12 new categories

The Watty Awards 2018 are now open for entries and submissions will close on August 1, 2018. Read more...

‘Cocky’ won’t confuse ‘sophisticated romance readers’, rules judge in refusing author’s bid for injunction

A New York court has ruled against a bid by author Faleena Hopkins for an injunction to block other writers from using the word ‘cocky’ in the title of their books. Read more...

Hedge fund sets up idea-driven publisher to back novelists with £24,000 salary

A hedge fund boss who writes novels has set up a new publishing scheme that aims to pay authors a salary of £24,000 a year. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited April 2018 KENP rate stays steady at $0.0045

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2018 held steady at $0.0045, the same level as in March, while the KDP Select Global fund edged up to a new high of $21.2 million, $200,000 up from March’s $21 million. Read more...

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