Scrivener gets major upgrade for Mac with new Windows version on the way

Scrivener, the favorite writing app of many authors, has just got a major upgrade for the Mac and a new Windows version is also on the way. Read more...

Amazon Publishing titles take 15 spots in Top 20 Kindle Best-Sellers of 2017

Amazon Publishing imprints have swept through the Top 20 Kindle Best-Sellers of 2017 so far with 15 books on the list, nearly doubling the performance of 2016 when the company’s titles took eight places in the Top 20. Read more...

Amazon Publishing adds new short-form imprint with Original Stories

Amazon Publishing has introduced a new imprint to its successful line-up of publishers — Original Stories. Read more...

Christmas publishing deadlines for ebook distribution

Ebook distributor Draft2digital is warning indie authors to get their books in early if they want them to be on sale over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Read more...

Kindle Direct Publishing offers help to authors hit by Pronoun shutdown

Kindle Direct Publishing is offering authors who have been hit by the shutdown of ebook distributor Pronoun a route to publish direct with KDP and keep the existing reviews and sales rank for their books. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for October 2017 is up by 2% to $0.0045

The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for October 2017 saw a slight rise of just 2%, edging up to $0.0045 from $0.0044 in September. Read more...

Self-publishers in swift switch to Draft2digital after Pronoun shuts up shop

Leading ebook distributor Draft2digital has seen a 30-fold increase in the intake of new books to its platform since last week’s news that aggregator Pronoun was shutting down and D2D had finally prised open the door to Kindle distribution. Read more...

Now another ‘100% royalty’ ebook distributor closes as Type & Tell shuts after just eight months

Another ebook distributor offering ‘100% royalties’ to self-publishers and owned by a traditional publishing house has followed Pronoun’s closure this week with its own decision to shut up shop after opening just eight months ago. Read more...

Draft2digital adds Kindle to ebook distribution options

While two ebook distributors (Pronoun and Type & Tell) shut their doors in the space of a week, another has just flung open the doors to the biggest ebook retailer as Draft2digital is now offering distribution to Amazon Kindle stores. Read more...

Ebook aggregator Pronoun shuts down as Macmillan pulls the plug

Ebook distributor Pronoun which offered self-publishers ‘100% royalties’ is shutting down after its owner, traditional publisher Macmillan, admitted it couldn’t cope with the challenges of indie publishing. Read more...

Amazon adds ‘all-new’ Kindle app to boost book reading on phones

Amazon has released what it claims to be an all-new Kindle app for phones and tablets. The app is available now in the Amazon App Store and Google Play and will be delivered in a free over-the-air update starting this week. Read more...

CreateSpace crushing it in self-publishing print book market as rivals see falls

Amazon’s CreateSpace print book service is continuing to dominate the self-publishing market and stretched its lead further in 2016 with a big increase in the number of ISBN-assigned titles published while rivals saw substantial falls. Read more...

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