Amazon adds feature for buying multiple copies of an ebook

Amazon has added a new feature to its Kindle store on Amazon.com to enable authors or readers to buy multiple copies of an ebook in a single order. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2018 stays at $0.0045 for third month in a row

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2018 stayed at the same level of $0.0045 for the third consecutive month while the KDP Select Global fund showed a surprisingly strong 6% rise to $22.5 million from $21.2 million in April. Read more...

It’s the end of Kindle Worlds as we know it

Amazon is shutting down its Kindle Worlds fan fiction site which has been running for just over five years since May 2013. Read more...

Wattys 2018 open for entries with 12 new categories

The Watty Awards 2018 are now open for entries and submissions will close on August 1, 2018. Read more...

‘Cocky’ won’t confuse ‘sophisticated romance readers’, rules judge in refusing author’s bid for injunction

A New York court has ruled against a bid by author Faleena Hopkins for an injunction to block other writers from using the word ‘cocky’ in the title of their books. Read more...

Hedge fund sets up idea-driven publisher to back novelists with £24,000 salary

A hedge fund boss who writes novels has set up a new publishing scheme that aims to pay authors a salary of £24,000 a year. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited April 2018 KENP rate stays steady at $0.0045

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2018 held steady at $0.0045, the same level as in March, while the KDP Select Global fund edged up to a new high of $21.2 million, $200,000 up from March’s $21 million. Read more...

10 years of sustainable Smashwords — how a rejected soap opera novel saw the start of a self-publishing pioneer

Smashwords started up at the very dawn of the ebook self-publishing business and has just celebrated its 10th birthday. Read more...

Cock Fight Breaks Out Among Romance Writers in Trademark Row

Best-selling indie author Faleena Hopkins has got the self-publishing feathers flying with her legal actions aimed at protecting her Cocky series of books. Read more...

Amazon Publishing imprints take 9 out of Top 10 places in Kindle best-sellers’ list of 2018 so far

Nine out of the Top 10 Kindle ebooks for 2018 so far are published by Amazon imprints — four titles from Lake Union, four from Thomas & Mercer and one from Montlake — with the only exception being Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff in top spot. Read more...

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos reveals over 1,000 indie authors earned more than $100K through KDP in 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s annual letter to shareholders is always a must-read and this year he discusses, among other things, the role of a handstand coach, the fact that Amazon Prime now has more than 100 million members and also reveals (almost in passing) that more than 1,000 independent authors earned over $100,000 through Kindle Direct Publishing in 2017 — that’s $100 million and counting. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited March 2018 KENP rate edges down to $0.0045

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2018 showed a small fall to $0.0045 from $0.0046 in February while the KDP Select Global fund hit a new high of $21 million, $1 million up from February but only marginally above January’s $20.9 million. Read more...

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