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More than 1000 authors earned over US$100K in 2018 says Amazon

1 March 2019
Amazon has reported that authors earned more than US$260 million (A$359m) from the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Global Fund in 2018, totalling more than US$840m (A$1.16bn) since the launch of Kindle Unlimited. Amazon...

EU agrees on copyright directive

1 March 2019
The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have made an agreement on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which modernises copyright law for the first...

New pricing model at PublishDrive

29 November 2018
PublishDrive, a global ebook distribution platform for authors and independent publishers, has introduced a new subscription pricing option, reports Publishers Weekly. Under the new plan, authors will pay a flat...

ALLi launches new self-publishing campaign

30 October 2018
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a UK-based non-profit independent author organisation, has launched a new campaign called Self-publishing 3.0, according to a press release about their forthcoming white paper on the concept....

Shut down Oceanofpdf piracy website returns

31 August 2018
US-hosted ebook piracy website Oceanofpdf, which was recently shut down, has returned under a .net domain, reports the Bookseller. The Bookseller reported on 22 August that the website was offering free copies of books by...

Barnes & Noble announces large cuts to store positions

22 February 2018
US book retailer Barnes & Noble has announced large cuts to store positions as part of a ‘new labour model’ after reporting disappointing holiday sales results in early January. ‘The new...

Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

22 February 2018
In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same...

Self-publishing podcast ‘Go Publish Yourself’ launched

24 January 2018
IngramSpark has launched the first season of its self-publishing podcast Go Publish Yourself. The podcast was launched earlier this month to provide self-publishing information in an alternative format, with four episodes...

New Goodreads giveaways program in 2018

18 December 2017
Goodreads has introduced a new US giveaways program which will replace the current giveaways program on 9 January 2018. Under the new program, giveaway entries are only open to US...

US self-publisher ISBNs up 8% in 2016

9 November 2017
In the US, ISBNs for self-published books have grown eight percent from 2015-2016, according to a new report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. In total, 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published...





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