Amazon’s Alexa powering boom in audiobooks

Amazon’s Alexa Echo devices are behind a big uptake in audiobook reading during 2018 with J K Rowling’s Harry Potter titles amassing a total of 393 million minutes listened to on Echo devices. Read more...

December 7 is cut-off point for ‘wide’ distribution on ebooks for Christmas and New Year

Ebook distributor Draft2digital is warning indie authors to submit their new titles by Friday, December 7 to ensure their books are published in time for Christmas. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for October 2018 holds steady while KDP Select fund shows 20% annual increase

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for October 2018 stayed steady at $0.0048, the same level as in September, while the KDP Select Global fund rose to $23.5 million from $23.4 million in September. Read more...

Amazon deal offers 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 a month

Amazon has kicked off the holiday deal season with an offer of Kindle Unlimited for three months at just $0.99 a month. Read more...

PublishDrive picks up 700 new authors since introducing ‘100% royalties’ for $100 monthly fee

Ebook distributor PublishDrive attracted a record 700 authors as new customers in October after offering a flat-fee subscription option of $100 a month which means authors can get to keep all their net royalties. Read more...

Draft2digital tests out new print-on-demand service D2D Print

Ebook distributor Draft2Digital is now beta-testing its new print-on-demand service D2D Print. Read more...

Winter deadlines for publishing ebooks on the new-look Apple Books

The new-look and newly named Apple Books has just set out its winter delivery deadlines for ebook authors and publishers. Read more...

Draft2digital boosts library ebook distribution with Baker & Taylor deal

Ebook distributor Draft2digital says authors who use the firm’s library distribution services have seen a 133% growth in library revenue over the past six months. Read more...

Indie authors take a fifth of places on Amazon Charts Top 20 weekly lists so far this year

An average of 20% of the books on the Amazon Charts Top 20 weekly lists this year are self-published. Read more...

CreateSpace going out with a bang as self-published print books boom by 50%

Amazon’s CreateSpace print book platform is going out with a bang as new figures from Bowker show there was a 50% rise in the number of print books with ISBNs published through CS in 2017 compared with 2016. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September 2018 sees strong rise for the Fall

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September 2018 showed a strong seasonal rise of 6.6% to $0.0048 from $0.0045 in August while the KDP Select Global fund rose by just 0.4% to $23.4 million from $23.3 million in August. Read more...

Hannah’s Lynn’s The Afterlife of Walter Augustus wins £20,000 Kindle Storyteller award

Hannah Lynn has won the £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller 2018 Award with her inspirational novel The Afterlife of Walter Augustus. Read more...

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