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Quick Link: KU Scammers on Amazon – What’s Going On?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is a very important read for all authors, but especially those that publish through Kindle Unlimited 2.0. We need to give this problem as much attention as possible so that Amazon will hopefully do something to fix this issue. It is […]

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Kindle Royalty Payment Changes Roundup

Amazon has recently announced a major overhaul of how it will calculate royalties to be paid on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Select Lending Library borrows. Since most authors seem perplexed at how the new system works, and will affect them, here’s a roundup of reactions from people who’ve done some analysis. Over on the Melville […]

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May 2015 Author Earnings Report

This post originally appeared on Author Earnings in 5/15. Welcome to the May 2015 Author Earnings Report. This is our sixth quarterly look at Amazon’s ebook sales, with data taken on over 200,000 bestselling ebooks. With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always […]

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Which Authors Do Subscription Services Benefit?

This post by Dana Beth Weinberg originally appeared on Digital Book World (DBW) on 4/28/15. Expert publishing blog opinions are solely those of the blogger and not necessarily endorsed by DBW. Subscriptions services may yet turn out to be a next game-changer in publishing, but for the moment that market is in a state of […]

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Episodic Fiction is Finding a New Home on Kindle Unlimited

This post by Michael Kozlowski originally appeared on GoodEReader on 3/11/15. Indie authors are disrupting e-book publishing by writing episodic fiction. They are primarily distributing the titles through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle lending library. This is providing a financial boon to authors who write 60 page novels in a serialized manner. This method of […]

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The Strategic Use of Book Giveaways and How They Can Increase Earnings Potential

This post by Jane Friedman originally appeared on her site on 1/30/15. Over the last few months, I’ve observed a lot of chatter regarding the use of giveaways, especially for indie author book marketing and promotion. A summary of the most recent conversation can be found over at Porter Anderson’s post, ‘Who Decided Our Worth?’ […]

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Kindle Unlimited Not a Great Deal for Readers or Authors

This post by Marion Stein originally appeared on her Marion’s Blog on 1/12/15. One of my Goodreads friends recently asked if he could find my works on Amazon’s recently launched Kindle Unlimited scheme. Here is what I told him: My books aren’t enrolled in Kindle Select and won’t be. Authors who participate are mostly losing […]

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The Self-Publishing Sky is Not Falling

This post by James Scott Bell originally appeared on The Kill Zone on 1/11/15. Toward the end of last year a meme started to develop, asserting that the salad days of self-publishing are over. Only spotty hors d’oeuvres remain. One blogger put it this way: I’ve been luckier than many Indie writers. I heard the […]

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Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

This article by David Streitfeld originally appeared on The New York Times on 12/27/14. Authors are upset with Amazon. Again. For much of the last year, mainstream novelists were furious that Amazon was discouraging the sale of some titles in its confrontation with the publisher Hachette over e-books. Now self-published writers, who owe much of […]

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The New Bestseller Lists

This post by L.J. Sellers originally appeared on The Kill Zone on 8/11/14. Elements of the publishing industry have never been more hotly debated! The most passionate discussion is the Amazon/Hachette dispute over distribution terms and pricing, but another issue has come up that may have a broader effect on authors. Or at least, a […]

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Kindle Unlimited – Some Early Results

This post by Nick Stephenson originally appeared on his blog on 7/23/14. For anyone still living under a rock, or perhaps a particularly voracious shrub, you’ll probably already know that Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited program launched over the weekend, spurring a veritable explosion of opinion (both optimistic and doom-mongering) across the interwebs. Of course, much […]

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