Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2019 sticks at $0.0046 as KDP Select fund rises by $500,000

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for May 2019 stayed at the same level of $0.0046 that was paid out in April while the KDP Select Global fund went up by $500,000 to $24.6 million from $24.1 million in April. Read more...

StreetLib speeds up expansion of global ebook distribution network

Ebook aggregator StreetLib says it has completed the first phase of its global expansion programme six months ahead of schedule. Read more...

Star-studded judging panel for £20,000 Kindle Storytelling Award 2019

An all-star judging panel has been revealed for this year’s Amazon’s £20,000 Kindle Storytelling Award, which is now in its third year. Read more...

KDP Reports beta better with royalty forecast

Amazon has been testing out a new graphics-based version of Kindle Direct Publishing Reports in recent months and has now added two new features in KDP Reports beta — a Royalties Estimator and a Dashboard. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2019 rises as payout trend stays steady

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for April 2019 rose to $0.0046 from $0.0045 in March while the KDP Select Global fund went up by $100,000 to $24.1 million from $24 million in March. Read more...

Google Play disses disties and tells indie authors they’ve got to go direct

Google Play has updated its service for self-published authors and is now insisting that all authors and publishers must have a direct account with Google. Read more...

Kobo Plus ebook subscription service switches to paying authors on the basis of ‘minutes consumed’

Kobo has shifted author payments on its ebook subscription service Kobo Plus from a rate based on list price for each time a book is read to a system built on ‘minutes consumed’. Read more...

KDP Pen to Publish contest in India picks six winners in second year of self-publishing awards

The second Kindle Direct Publishing Pen to Publish self-publishing contest in India has announced the winners of the six categories in this year’s competition. Read more...

Amazon’s Montlake Romance imprint snaps up self-publishing pioneer in million-dollar deal

Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance imprint has signed a seven-figure deal with former self-published erotica author Sylvia Day. Read more...

Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 edges down while KDP fund shows first-quarter rise of 16.5% on 2018

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for March 2019 fell back to $0.0045 from $0.0047 in February with the KDP Select Global fund increasing to $24 million from $23.5 million in February. Read more...

Amazon offers new advertising reports and auto-targeting options

Amazon Advertising is now offering five downloadable reports for authors and publishers to view ad campaign data on keywords, products and placements, and has added targeting options when using auto targeting on ads. Read more...

Pre-orders on Amazon KDP no longer require initial uploaded file

Kindle Direct Publishing has dropped the requirement to upload a manuscript as soon as you create a pre-order for an ebook. Read more...

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