Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September 2017 shows seasonal rise as KDP fund payout tops $210 million over past 12 months

The Kindle Unlimited KENP payment rate for September 2017 increased by 7% to $0.0044 from $0.0041 in August. Read more...

Reader-powered publisher Inkitt gets $4 million funding boost

‘Reader-powered’ publisher Inkitt recently raised nearly $4 million from venture capital companies to help fund expansion. Read more...

Christmas comes early for iBooks’ publishing deadlines

Apple has got the Christmas season off to an early start by announcing the deadlines for authors to upload ebooks to iBooks. Read more...

KDP Print adding proof and author copies at wholesale prices

Amazon is adding the facility for authors and publishers to order proof copies and author copies of their paperback at ‘wholesale’ prices through the print book section of Kindle Direct Publishing. Read more...

Free-entry contest will pick winner on readers’ votes

TCK Publishing is running a Readers Choice Book Awards contest for indie, self-published, and traditionally published authors. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited August 2017 KENP rate edges up as KENPC v3.0 comes into operation

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate payment for August 2017 edged up to $0.0041 from $0.0040 in July and the KDP Select Global Fund hit another record high of $19.4 million from $19 million in the previous month. Read more...

Indie Fringe conference is all about Running An Indie Author Business

The final Indie Author Fringe online conference of the year is taking place on Saturday, October 14 and has the theme of running an indie author business with 24 hours of self-publishing sessions. Read more...

Smashwords introduces erotica checklist, custom global pricing and mechandising deal

Ebook distributor Smashwords has introduced a series of new features, including setting custom prices by country, a merchandising opportunity in the Smashwords store and new classification requirements for erotic fiction. Read more...

Harry Potter gets animated with Kindle in Motion edition

The latest addition to Amazon’s Kindle in Motion range of ebooks is Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (sometimes known as HP and The Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) by JK Rowling. Read more...

Kobo adds audiobook subscriptions undercutting Amazon’s Audible by a third

Kobo has added audiobooks to its range with a subscription scheme which undercuts Amazon’s Audible deal by 33%. Read more...

Audiobooks rocket indie science fiction author to No 1 spot on Amazon Charts

The latest title from an indie science fiction writer has shot straight to the top as a new entry on Amazon’s Most Sold Chart on the strength of audiobook business. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for July sinks to $0.0040 despite KDP fund hitting $19 million record

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate payment for July sank to $0.0040 from $0.0042 in June despite the KDP Global Select Fund rising by $1 million to a record high of $19 million. Read more...

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