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...

Dean Koontz Devoted to Amazon Publishing as it spends big again in ‘rejuvenating’ five-book deal

Amazon Publishing has signed up smash-hit horror best-seller Dean Koontz in a deal which the author says has ‘creatively rejuvenated’ him. Read more...

Rom at the top — self-published authors succeed at RWA’s RITA Romance Awards

Five indie authors have won Romance Writers of America RITA Awards this year and 23 indie writers were among the finalists. Read more...

Indie authors and publishers have strong showing on new Amazon Charts for UK and Germany

Two self-publishing pioneers take the top two spots in the first Amazon Charts Most Sold for the UK while another indie author leads the way on the first German Charts. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2019 sticks at same level for third consecutive month

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for June 2019 stayed at the same level of $0.0046 for the third consecutive month while the KDP Select Global fund for June 2019 went up by $300,000 to $24.9 million from $24.6 million in May. Read more...

BookBub Ads will now show comparative performance statistics for multiple target authors

BookBub has added an extra layer of performance statistics to its advertising platform. Read more...

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