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...

Amazon extends KDP pre-order limit to one year before publishing and eases restrictions on release delays

Amazon is now allowing KDP authors and publishers to set a pre-order up to one year before your title’s release date and you can also now delay release dates on any of your pre-order titles one time for up to 30 days per title without penalty. Read more...

KDP Pen to Publish opens for third contest with video prize on offer

The third Kindle Direct Publishing Pen to Publish self-publishing contest in India is opening for entries on September 15, 2019 until the closing date of December 18, 2019. This year, the finalists in the long-form categories will also be considered for the Amazon Prime Video Prize which could mean Amazon Studios making a film of the winning book. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited breaks through $1 billion total paid out to authors as KENP rate for July 2019 falls back

The total paid out to authors by Kindle Unlimited through the KDP Select Global Fund has broken through the $1 billion mark five years after the KU subscription scheme started, with the total sum now standing at $1,011,135,000 ($1.011 billion). Read more...

Audiobooks a billion as sales soar again by 24%

The audiobook business in the US hit close to $1 billion in sales in 2018, an increase of 24.5% from the previous year. Read more...

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