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...

Hear and now — Audiobooks.com opens in the UK

Canadian audiobook service Audiobooks.com has opened up in the UK with around 70,000 titles available at a monthly subscription rate of £7.99. Read more...

Self-publishing star Rachel Abbot signs print book deal but keeps ebook rights

Self-publishing suspense thriller star Rachel Abbott has signed up with traditional publisher Headline for a print book deal on her next two titles but is keeping her self-publishing status by publishing the ebooks herself through Kindle Direct Publishing. Read more...

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...

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