Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 edges down while KDP fund shows quarterly rise of 16.5%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 fell back to $0.0045 from $0.0047 in February with the KDP Select Global fund increasing to $24 million from $23.5 million in February. Read more...

Amazon offers new advertising reports and auto-targeting options

Amazon Advertising is now offering five downloadable reports for authors and publishers to view ad campaign data on keywords, products and placements, and has added targeting options when using auto targeting on ads. Read more...

Pre-orders on Amazon KDP no longer require initial uploaded file

Kindle Direct Publishing has dropped the requirement to upload a manuscript as soon as you create a pre-order for an ebook. Read more...

Ingram Spark raises book printing prices

Self-publishing specialist IngramSpark has increased print pricing by 2% from April 1, 2019 for all trim sizes, print formats, color, paper, and binding types in the US, UK and Europe due to significant increases in print and manufacturing costs within the print industry as a whole. Read more...

Scribd Originals aiming at gap between magazine articles and full-length books

Ebook subscription service Scribd has become the latest platform to venture into publishing their own books. Read more...

Medium goes Big with first published book

Content platform Medium is moving into the book business with The Big Disruption, a novel by ex-Google communications vice-president Jessica Powell. Read more...

Smashing title wins new Selfies award for indie writers

A new award for self-published writers has picked Smash All The Windows by Jane Davis as its first winner from a short list of eight titles. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for February 2019 rises by 7%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for February 2019 rose to $0.0047, which was up by nearly 7% from $0.0044 in January despite the KDP Select Global fund falling to $23.5 million from $24.7 million in January. Read more...

Third year for Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 with £20,000 cash prize for KDP Select authors

The Kindle Storyteller UK 2019 contest for KDP Select authors will open for entries on May 1 and is running for the third year with a grand cash prize of £20,000. Read more...

3 ways indie authors can self-publish audiobooks

Audiobooks are the hot sector of the publishing business and indie authors have been successful with audiobook sales but publishing audiobooks is nowhere near as straightforward as publishing ebooks and print books. Read more...

Listen Up! Audiobooks are moving to the core of publishing plans

Audiobooks are transforming the publishing industry with a fast-growing audience of younger listeners and have moved from being a marginal product to being at the forefront of publishing strategies. Read more...

Grow your self-publishing business with Indie Author Fringe Conference 2019

The first Self-Publishing Advice Indie Author Fringe Conference of 2019 is all set to run on Saturday, March 19 with a terrific line-up of online sessions. Read more...

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