Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for August 2018 shows continued stability

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for August 2018 stayed at the same level as July at $0.0045 while the KDP Select Global fund rose by $200,000 to $23.3 million from $23.1 million in July. Read more...

Kindle Storyteller 2018 shortlist drums up a variety show in contest for £20,000 prize

The shortlist for the Kindle Storyteller UK 2018 £20,000 prize includes a Regency romance, a crime thriller, a memoir of a musician who has played in orchestras and as a drummer in rock bands, an inspirational novel about the afterlife, and an urban fantasy set in Manchester. Read more...

New Fire HD 8 adds always-on voice access to Alexa

Amazon has introduced the new Fire HD 8 featuring always-ready, hands-free voice-activated access to Alexa. Read more...

Amazon Advertising replaces AMS in drive into the ad market

Amazon is revamping its advertising services for indie authors and renaming the whole operation as Amazon Advertising with the previous name of Amazon Marketing Services being phased out. Read more...

Draft2digital offers distribution to Walmart ebook stores through Kobo

The Walmart ebook store is now up and running through its Kobo link-up and distributor Draft2digital is pointing out that indie authors can get their titles into the store simply by distributing to Kobo through D2D. Read more...

So long, CreateSpace! Amazon starting shift from print platform in merger with Kindle Direct Publishing

Amazon is set to start to move authors over from its self-publishing print-on-demand book platform CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing which will become a single service for print and ebooks. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for July 2018 shows small fall to $0.0045 as steady trend continues for KU’s 4th birthday

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for July 2018 fell slightly to $0.0045 from $0.0046 in June while the KDP Select Global fund rose by $500,000 to $23.1 million from $22.6 million in June. Read more...

PublishDrive opens up China to indies with Dangdang deal

Ebook distributor PublishDrive has signed a deal with Chinese retail giant Dangdang to open up a massive market to indie authors. Read more...

Amazon Marketing Services adds tools for authors to customize ads

Amazon Marketing Services has widened its range of tools for authors using Sponsored Products ads to promote their books. Read more...

Indie authors win RITA Romance awards

Five indie authors who self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing recently won Romance Writers of America 2018 RITA Awards, which recognize excellence in published romance fiction. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2018 rises to $0.0046

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2018 rose slightly to $0.0046 from $0.0045 in May while the KDP Select Global fund also showed a small increase to $22.6 million from $22.5 million in May. Read more...

KDP Print now features Expanded Distribution to bookstores

KDP Print is now offering Expanded Distribution for self-published paperbacks to bookstores, online retailers and distributors in the US. Read more...

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