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...

PD Abacus calculates royalty splits for co-authored books

Ebook distributor PublishDrive has released a new tool called PD Abacus which allows writers and publishers to calculate royalty-splitting on co-authored books. Read more...

Prime video production deal with $10,000 advance added to Kindle Storyteller 2019 incentives

Amazon have added an extra incentive for writers to enter the 2019 UK Kindle Storyteller contest with the chance of an Amazon Prime video production of their book plus an advance payment of $10,000 to add to the £20,000 cash award for the Storyteller winner. Read more...

10 Years of The Wattys — 2019 Awards offer fast track to Wattpad Paid Stories

Wattpad are celebrating 10 years of The Watty Awards in 2019 and will be offering winners the chance to be fast-tracked into the Wattpad Paid Stories scheme. Read more...

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...

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