Scribd goes for growth with $58 million funding boost

Ebook subscription service Scribd has picked up $58 million in new equity financing which it says will be used for growth, product innovation and enhance operations. Read more...

StreetLib adds more audiobook distribution partners

International digital book distributor StreetLib has widened its range of partners for audiobooks by teaming up with Audiobooks.com, Kobo audiobooks, and South American specialist Ubook. Read more...

Top horror author switches to self-publishing to reach global audience

Leading horror writer Adam Nevill has self-published his new novel, The Reddening, after realising the potential of being able to reach a worldwide audience of horror fans from day one of publication rather than relying on international rights deals. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for October 2019 sticks at $0.0046 in steady trend

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for October 2019 stayed at $0.0046, the same rate as in September, while the KDP Select Global fund rose by $100,000 to $26 million from $25.9 million in September. Read more...

Kobo authors can pick up a review promo with NetGalley for $39.99

Kobo has a promotional opportunity available with NetGalley for authors looking for more reviews of their ebooks. Read more...

Publishers Weekly offering paid reviews in BookLife self-publishing supplement

Leading booktrade magazine Publishers Weekly is offering a paid reviews service for indie authors in its BookLife website and monthly supplement focused on the self-publishing sector. Read more...

Another self-publishing ebook best-seller makes print move as LJ Ross sets up her own imprint

Kindle self-publishing star LJ Ross is setting up her own print publishing operation to sell her books through the book trade. Read more...

Draft2digital ditches Google Play after distribution restrictions

Leading ebook distributor Draft2digital is scrapping distribution to Google Play and audiobook subscription service Playster. Read more...

Self-publishers can go direct with audiobooks to Kobo

Kobo has opened up the way for self-publishers to upload their audiobooks direct through the Kobo Writing Life platform. Read more...

Authors can now advertise multiple books in single ad campaign on Amazon

Amazon Advertising is now offering authors the ability to promote multiple books in a single Sponsored Product campaign. Read more...

Amazon KDP printing on demand in Canada will speed shipping

Amazon’s KDP Print service has now started paperback manufacturing in Canada. Read more...

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...

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