Amazon sells over 1 million ebooks a day as indies tighten hold on Kindle market

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Amazon is now selling over one million ebooks a day to bring in nearly $6 million, with indies becoming increasingly dominant as the market share for the Big 5 continues to fall. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited total ebook borrows hit over 100 million in 2015

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It looks like Kindle Unlimited lent out nearly 107.76 million ebooks last year, which means the average payment over the year to authors was $1.21 per borrow. Read more...

The long and the short of the new Kindle Unlimited KENPC recount

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Amazon has recalculated ebook lengths on Kindle Unlimited and there have been significant changes, with some novels seeing falls of 10% or more while some non-fiction titles have gained. Read more...

Bookouture sees huge rise in ebook sales to 2.47 million in 2015

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Independent digital publisher Bookouture saw a massive increase in its ebook sales in 2015 and is looking for more authors to join its growing list. Read more...

How a new indie publisher made Calendar Girl a serial smash

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A self-published writer is the driving force behind a new firm that takes on works by other self-published novelists and the company is already riding high with a phenomenally best-selling series. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP payment for December 2015 falls by 8% after glitch sees Amazon remove sales reports

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The Kindle Unlimited KENP payout to authors fell by 8% in December to $0.0045 per page after a glitch saw Amazon publish and then quickly remove sales reports for the month. Read more...

Big freeze as indies and Amazon imprints sweep Kindle Top 10

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The Big 5 publishers have been frozen out of the Top 10 best-selling list on the Kindle Store, with indie publishers and Amazon imprints dividing up all 10 spots evenly between them. Read more...

Strong growth in ebook lending sees 33 libraries top million digital loans

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The continuing rise in ebooks is illustrated clearly in new figures showing hundreds of libraries across North America set new annual records for lending digital books during 2015 while 33 library systems topped one million digital books circulated. Read more...

How indies can double their money with a Bookbub promotion

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Ebook promotion site Bookbub has a 50-50 split on featured books between indie-published and traditionally published and the company claims the average partner doubled their investment on a promo last year. Read more...

The grapes of Rath — self-published sci-fi author tops ebook gift list

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A self-published science fiction author had the most gifted Kindle book during the holiday season — Rath’s Deception by Piers Platt. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for November steady at $0.0049 after Amazon balances out market differences

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Amazon held steady on the Kindle Unlimited KENP royalty payout to authors for November 2015 with a rate of $0.0049 per page read after a balancing act which saw payments in markets such as India set at lower levels for the first time. Read more...

How ebooks can help young people become confident and keen readers

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Ebooks have a big role to play in helping young people become keener and more confident readers. Read more...

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