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...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for January 2019 shows seasonal slide as KDP Select fund rises strongly

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for January 2019 followed the usual annual trend by slipping back to $0.0044 from $0.0048 in December 2018 while the KDP Select Global fund rose strongly to $24.7 million from $23.7 million in December. Read more...

Wattpad Books mixes data DNA with human curation to pick diverse choice for inaugural publishing list

Wattpad is setting up its first direct publishing division Wattpad Books with the first six titles being published in the autumn this year, promising new and diverse voices from around the world. Read more...

Amazon looking for author submissions as it adds children’s picture books in translation to its roster of publishing imprints

Amazon Publishing has set up another new publishing imprint with the launch of Amazon Crossing Kids for children’s picture books in translation and is seeking picture book submisssions from all regions of the world. Read more...

Scribd hits ‘the tipping point’ of one million subscribers for its ebook service

The Scribd ebook subscription service says it has now reached ‘the tipping point’ of one million subscribers which means it has doubled its number of subscribers in about a year and a half since it revealed it had 500,000 subscribers back in May 2017. Read more...

Harry Potter and the Magic of ‘Indie’ Publishing

It’s been a wizard year for J K Rowling’s digital publishing operation Pottermore which brought in a total of £32.8 million from sales of ebooks and audiobooks in its last financial year ending March 31, 2018. Read more...

Barnes & Noble opens up new self-service advertising portal for indie authors

Barnes & Noble has become the second major ebook retailer to offer independent authors a self-serve advertising portal. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2018 falls back but annual total paid out by KDP Select fund rises by 20%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2018 fell back to $0.0048 after hitting a two-year high of $0.0052 in November as the KDP Select Global fund again rose by $100,000 to $23.7 million from $23.6 million. Read more...

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