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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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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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‘Who Decided Our Worth?’ Do Free Books Give Away Authors’ Value?

This post by Porter Anderson originally appeared on Thought Catalog on 1/28/15. ‘There’s Something Badly Wrong’ For those following the industry! the industry! in its digital melodrama, tossing books to the crowd free is not new. But the question of whether today’s plethora of free offers may devalue books and/or authors in readers’ minds is […]

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Increasing the “Look Inside” Preview on Amazon

This post by Melinda Clayton originally appeared on Indies Unlimited on 1/12/14. One of the best marketing tools self-published authors have is the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon. If things go well, your title, cover, and book description will catch the attention of a reader who eagerly clicks “Look Inside” to read a sample of […]

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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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