Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2019 falls back as KDP Select Fund annual total tops $300 million

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2019 fell back to $0.0046 from $0.0049 in November while the KDP Select Global Fund for December 2019 again rose by $100,000 to $26.2 million. Read more...

Bookouture founder Oliver Rhodes quitting to set up new publishing firm

Bookouture founder Oliver Rhodes is quitting as Chief Executive of the company two years after selling Bookouture to Hachette and is planning to set up a new publishing business. Read more...

Over a quarter of Kobo book sales worldwide are for indie authors

Indie authors account for at least one in four of the titles sold by Kobo in their major markets over the last year and the firm says this is a growing trend worldwide. Read more...

More European countries cut tax rate on ebooks

More European governments have now slashed the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on ebooks following Germany’s tax reduction in December last year. Read more...

Audiobooks again lead the way as digital library lending reaches new high

Public library lending of digital books hit a new high in 2019 of 326 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines — a 20% overall rise compared with the previous year. Read more...

The Sinister secrets of successful advertising on BookBub

BookBub have just revealed the ‘most successful BookBub Ads campaigns’ from the past year, which is always fascinating as you don’t often get to see the inside facts and figures on other people’s campaigns. Read more...

Kobo owner Rakuten sells off library ebook platform OverDrive to investment firm in Christmas deal

Kobo owner Rakuten has sold off its library distribution platform OverDrive to global investment firm KKR in a surprise deal concluded on Christmas Eve. Read more...

Amazon Advertising adds France, Italy and Spain for KDP authors

Amazon has now added France, Italy and Spain to the list of countries covered by its advertising scheme for KDP authors. Read more...

Germany slashes tax on ebooks while UK lags behind with high VAT rate

Germany has moved to cut back the tax charged on ebooks from 19% to 7% — a fall of 63%. The ebook tax rate is now at the same level of tax charged on print books in Germany. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for November 2019 sees strong rise as annual KDP Select fund increase looks set for 12%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for November 2019 rose strongly to $0.0049 from $0.0046 in both October and September, while the KDP Select Global fund rose by $100,000 to $26.1 million from $26 million in October. Read more...

Lisa Regan re-ups with Bookouture in multi-book deal for million-selling Quinn detective woman series

Best-selling crime thiller author Lisa Regan has signed a new deal with her publisher Bookouture which covers eight new books in her Detective Josie Quinn series to be published at the rate of three a year. Read more...

Unputdownable — Self-published authors sweep Amazon Charts 2019 accolades for compulsive reads

Self-published authors swept through the Unputdownable category in Amazon Charts Review of the Year in Books. Read more...

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