Self-published print books leap by 52% at Amazon as annual influx climbs to over 1.4 million titles

Amazon’s CreateSpace self-publishing print book platform smashed through the million mark last year as 1.4 million titles were published through CS, representing an annual increase of 52%. Read more...

Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap! BookBub is moving into audiobook discount deals

Leading ebook promotion website BookBub is moving into the audiobook sector with the launch of Chirp, a service offering readers discount deals on audiobooks. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September 2019 sees monthly rise of 4.5% as KDP Fund annual increase stays at around 11%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for September rose by 4.5% to $0.0046 from $0.0044 in August and the KDP Select Global fund saw a small increase of $100,000 to $25.9 million from $25.8 million in August. Read more...

Ian Sainsbury’s psychological thriller takes £20,000 top prize for Kindle Storyteller Award 2019

The £20,000 Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 has been won by Ian W Sainsbury’s psychological thriller The Picture on the Fridge. Read more...

Bravo wins Wattys 2019 top award and will be published by Wattpad Books

The top prize in the Wattys 2019 has been won by Sheila Bravo for her novel Historically Inaccurate and the book will be published by Wattpad Books in autumn 2020. Read more...

Self-publishing star Mark Dawson cleans up with print-only deal for his thriller backlist

Indie author champion Mark Dawson has signed up with a new publishing company in a print-only deal for his thriller titles which have been ebook and audiobook best-sellers. Read more...

Amazon Advertising widens out for KDP authors to target UK and Germany

Amazon has extended the reach of Amazon Advertising for KDP authors who can now use Sponsored Product ads to reach readers in the UK and Germany as well as in the US. Read more...

HarperCollins on the scent of Kindle Unlimited with backlist test

HarperCollins UK is testing out backlist titles on Kindle Unlimited in the UK and Australia after shunning the subscription scheme since it launched five years ago. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for August 2019 stays on steady trend

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for August 2019 was steady at $0.0044, the same level as for July, while the KDP Select Global fund for August 2019 rose by $200,000 to $25.8 million from $25.6 million in July. Read more...

Series authors dominate shortlist for Kindle Storyteller 2019 Award

Five books have been picked for the shortlist for the Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 £20,000 prize. Read more...

The Fussy Librarian offering 200 free promos after reaching milestone of 200,000 subscribers

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Ebook promotion site The Fussy Librarian has hit the milestone of 200,000 readers signed up to its free ebook newsletter and is celebrating by offering 200 free promotions to new customers. Read more...

PublishDrive ditches royalty-share model in shift to tiered subscription pricing for ebook distribution

Ebook distributor PublishDrive has moved its business model from taking a 10% slice of royalties to four-tier subscription pricing that’s clearly aimed at positioning the firm at the high end of the market. Read more...

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