The Fussy Librarian adds transparency with promotion data showing click numbers and CPC details

The Fussy Librarian ebook promotion website has started to publish some valuable data detailing numbers of clicks and cost-per-click on recent free ebook promotions. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited paying out $1 million a day as KDP Select Fund for May 2020 hits new high of $32.2 million

The Kindle Unlimited KDP Select Fund for May 2020 leapt to another record high of $32.2 million, up from $30.3 million in April 2020. Read more...

Severn up for Joffe Books deal with crime backlist leading the way

UK indie ebook publisher Joffe Books is linking up with library specialist Severn House in a new partnership to republish titles from Severn’s extensive backlist. Read more...

Claudia Winkleman joins the judges for £20,000 Kindle Storyteller Award

TV presenter Claudia Winkleman has joined the judging panel for this year’s £20,000 Kindle Storyteller Award. Read more...

Non-fiction and romance buoyant as ebook sales continue to rise

Lockdowns around the world continued to see digital book sales increase during April as ebook distributor PublishDrive reports that its online book sales rose by 23% in April compared with March. Read more...

Food for thought with cookbooks winning KDP Pen to Publish awards

Cookbooks took the top prizes in the latest Kindle Direct Pen to Publish Contest (2019) which received more than 10,000 entries this year from a very wide range of self-publishing authors. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2020 falls as total reads soar and KDP fund smashes through $30 million mark

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2020 fell to $0.0042, down from $0.0046 in March while the KDP Select fund for April 2020 rose strongly to a record high of $30.3 million from $29 million in March 2020. Read more...

Apple Books for Authors finally opens doors to PC users

It’s been a long time coming but Apple Books for Authors has now launched and allows non-Mac users to publish directly to Apple Books. Read more...

Amazon cuts minimum ebook price in UK as VAT is scrapped on digital publishing

The UK government has ‘fast-tracked’ its plan to end VAT on ebooks and digital newspapers and the rate of tax has now been slashed from 20% to  zero from May 1, 2020. Read more...

Amazon cuts KDP ebook minimum prices for eurozone countries

Amazon has reduced the minimum price that authors have to set for ebooks on Kindle Direct Publishing for European Union marketplaces. Read more...

Lockdown sends ebook sales into OverDrive

The coronavirus lockdown has boosted ebook sales and one of the channels showing the biggest rise is library distributor OverDrive. Read more...

Barnes & Noble reverses author payment delays for indie disties and pays out early for March

Barnes & Noble has restored ebook distributors to its regular payment schedule after paying late for February and bringing in a policy of 90-day payment delays. Read more...

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