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Top independent publishers join the crowd to raise cash

Two leading independent publishers are running unusual crowdfunding campaigns which are proving to be very successful.

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Barnes & Noble opens up new self-service advertising portal for indie authors

Barnes & Noble has become the second major ebook retailer to offer independent authors a self-serve advertising portal.

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Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2018 falls back but annual total paid out by KDP Select fund rises by 20%

The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2018 fell back to $0.0048 after hitting a two-year high of $0.0052 in…

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Library digital loans leapt by 22% in 2018 as audiobooks continued to outpace ebooks

Leading ebook library distributor Rakuten OverDrive says public library spending and usage of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines rocketed by 22%…

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Self-publishing star L J Ross sets up £2,500 crime fiction prize

One of the biggest stars of the self-publishing world is sponsoring a new crime fiction award celebrating the area where…

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How to run a top-performing ad on BookBub

It's not often you get to discover other authors' click-through rates for advertising but BookBub has set out a selection…

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Ireland leads way in cutting tax on ebooks in Europe but there’s a catch

The Republic of Ireland has reduced VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks from 23% to 9%, effective from January 1, 2019.

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