Hannah’s Lynn’s The Afterlife of Walter Augustus wins £20,000 Kindle Storyteller award

Hannah Lynn has won the £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller 2018 Award with her inspirational novel The Afterlife of Walter Augustus. Read more...

European Union set to slash ebook tax rates to ‘end unequal treatment’

The European Union is set to bring in new measures which should see ebook tax rates slashed across Europe. Read more...

PublishDrive offers $100 monthly flat-fee option for ebook distribution

Ebook distributor PublishDrive is now offering authors a choice of paying 10% of royalties or a flat monthly subscription fee of $100 and keeping all your net royalties. Read more...

Kindle Previewer 3 takes over as Amazon ends updates for previous versions

Amazon brought out the new Kindle Previewer 3 in February this year and it’s now no longer supporting Kindle Previewer 2.94 and older versions. Read more...

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...

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