Kindle Unlimited April payout rises slightly to $1.36 as total borrows flatten out

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Amazon’s KDP Select fund to pay self-published authors hit nearly $10 million in April but the Kindle Unlimited payout to authors rose by only $0.03 to $1.36 per borrow. Read more...

BookBub offers free India promotion deals

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Leading ebook promotion site BookBub has added India to the list of countries it covers and it’s free to use until June 4 Read more...

Wham BAM! Books-A-Million serves up Espresso-fuelled self-publishing deal

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Books-A-Million, the second-biggest bookstore chain in the US, is offering self-published authors preferred placement in their stores if they use its new BAM print publishing packages. Read more...

Amazon tidies up KDP Bookshelf

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Amazon is testing out a new, cleaner look to the KDP Bookshelf page for indie authors. The section now looks much neater, is easier to navigate and gives a useful checklist up front of what content you will need to add when publishing an ebook. Read more...

Penguin boosts book browsing on new website but won’t sell direct

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Penguin Random House has launched a new website which aims to make it easier to browse and discover books but it’s not selling direct to the consumer. Read more...

How to make your website mobile-friendly

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Are you getting Google-slapped? If you’re an author or a publisher with a website, the chances are that the search giant is shaping up to slap down your site because it doesn’t display well on mobile devices. Read more...

Lend me your ears — Scribd picks up Penguin audiobook subscriptions

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Scribd’s new deal with Penguin Random House to add 9,000 audiobooks to its subscription service includes current bestseller The Girl On The Train and other recent books rather than only backlist titles. Read more...

London Book Fair 2015 — A classic return to Olympia

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The London Book Fair 2015 made its return to its traditional venue of Olympia this week and it looked very much at home there in the April sunlight. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited payout for March 2015 falls to $1.33 despite record high KDP fund as borrows soar

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Just when you were getting used to a new normal of around $1.40 for Kindle Unlimited borrows, the payout for March has slumped to $1.33, although the KDP Select fund has hit a new high. Read more...

The Photography Show lights the way

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The Photography Show recently showed there’s still a lot of life left in illustrated print books and was also a great example of just how a show should be run. Read more...

A new chapter for Vearsa in data drive

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Epubdirect has changed its name to Vearsa and shifted the scope of its distribution business to focus on its powerful data tools. Read more...

Oyster opens up online shop to sell new ebooks and goes Unlimited

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Ebook subscription service Oyster Books has made a move away from the lending business to open up an ebook retail outlet selling front-list titles from major publishers, including all of the Big Five, but its prices for some new books are double the Kindle prices. Read more...

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