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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...

The Kindle Voyage

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...

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Amazon gets in an Empire State of mind with its first store in Midtown New York

Amazon is set to open up its first store on West 34th Street in Midtown New York. Read more...

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The roar of the crowd – Amazon reveals details of new genre publishing program

Amazon have released details about their new publishing program for writers which aims to publish new books which get the most votes online. The Authors-Got-Talent-type set-up is looking for books of at least 50,000 words in any of the genres of Romance, Mystery & Thriller, and Science Fiction & Fantasy. Read more...

Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing terms and conditions

What do Amazon’s new Kindle Direct Publishing terms and conditions mean for authors?

If you’re an author/publisher with books published on Kindle, some of you might have seen the new Kindle Direct Publishing Terms and Conditions popping up when you try to log in to your account. For many people, the small print is too tedious to wade through, so they tick the box and forget about them. But what are you letting yourself in for? Read more...