Print book distributor IngramSpark is banning low-content books such as notebooks and journals, summary books and any books that mirror popular titles and will remove any existing content that falls foul of its new policy.
Kindle Unlimited saw the biggest-ever monthly increase in the KDP Select fund for January 2020 as the fund rose by $2m to $28.2 million from $26.2 million in December 2019.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is all set for the first major event of the year with the Online Author Conference on Saturday, March 14 to tie in with the London Book Fair.
Penguin Random House are withdrawing their titles from digital book subscription platforms following the takeover of the company by German publishing giant Bertelsmann in December 2019.
The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for December 2019 fell back to $0.0046 from $0.0049 in November while the KDP Select Global Fund for December 2019 again rose by $100,000 to $26.2 million.
More European governments have now slashed the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on ebooks following Germany’s tax reduction in December last year.
Public library lending of digital books hit a new high in 2019 of 326 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines — a 20% overall rise compared with the previous year.
Kobo owner Rakuten has sold off its library distribution platform OverDrive to global investment firm KKR in a surprise deal concluded on Christmas Eve.
Amazon has now added France, Italy and Spain to the list of countries covered by its advertising scheme for KDP authors.
The Kindle Unlimited KENP rate for November 2019 rose strongly by 6.5% to $0.0049 from $0.0046 in both October and September, while the KDP Select Global fund rose by $100,000 to $26.1 million from $26 million in October.
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.