kindle direct publishing

How much to price an ebook? An old debate revisited

By David Rothman
June 15, 2015 // 6 Comments

Lower pricing definitely doesn’t always mean more sales or borrows is a new thread at Kindle Boards. “So I dropped the price on my book for the weekend to 99 cents,” writes Alison Perry, the South Carolina-based author of Hell’s Belles. “I also have a promo on Tuesday and (being new) [...]

What Should a Canadian Know Before Publishing on the Kindle Store?

By Joanna Cabot
March 5, 2015 // 5 Comments

I have been preparing some of my teaching stuff for possible publication via the Kindle store, but I have been a little overwhelmed by the process. I want to make sure I do everything correctly, from a business standpoint. But it does not seem like there is good information out there about how to [...]

TIPM Publishing Service Index tracks fall of KDP, rise in CreateSpace, Smashwords

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Independent Publishing Magazine runs a regular Publishing Service Index to track the popularity and uptake of the various self-publishing support services and platforms available currently to self-published authors. Rather than tracking scammers like Author Solutions and its various offshoots, [...]

Amazon issues EU VAT guidelines for KDP authors

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

Following the introduction of the European Union’s new VAT-MOSS regime, as reported by Chris Meadows, Amazon has now issued details on the implementation of VAT collection for Kindle Direct Publishing, and KDP authors like me have received a lengthy email from the Kindle Direct Publishing [...]

Amazon asks Kindle Direct authors and readers to lobby Hachette in contract negotiation

By Chris Meadows
August 9, 2014 // 5 Comments

Amazon’s PR push in the Hachette negotiation seems to have moved beyond simply posting announcements to forums. I just had a rather lengthy email show up in my inbox from “Kindle Direct Publishing,” which begins with the salutation “Dear KDP Author.” I’m not sure if I received it [...]

Kindle Direct Publishing adds new reports

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

I received an email yesterday from Kindle Direct Publishing about the new reports they’ve added. Gotta say, I like them. They’ve added basically three. The first is a graph showing real time sales. You can filter by date, title and marketplace. This one addresses a long-standing need. I [...]

Jeremy Greenfield advocates Nook book sales for B&N salvation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

Digital Book World‘s Jeremy Greenfield has just penned a very interesting and thought-provoking article over on Forbes. As the answer to the great “what is going to happen to Nook?” question, he advocates that Barnes & Noble should build out the Nook Press self-publishing [...]

Does traditional publishing really confer legitimacy?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

UK self-published bestselling author Kerry Wilkinson, already cited in TeleRead for his Kindle Direct Publishing-driven success, has come out against – at least partly – the platform that built his reputation. Posting in The Bookseller‘s FutureBook blog, under the heading [...]

Why doesn’t Smashwords buy Nook?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 13, 2014 // 6 Comments

This piece was prompted by a post on Eoin Purcell’s blog, entitled “Some Thoughts on B&N’s Nook Problem,” and breaking down the fairly abysmal news from Barnes & Noble’s Nook segment, which saw a 60.5 percent fall year-on-year at $125 million “for the [...]

Seriously Mixed Emotions About Amazon Right Now

By libertyc
December 18, 2013 // 3 Comments

It’s been an interesting week watching what’s happening with Amazon. First there was the curious incident of the removed movie. Then Amazon turned around and eliminated the minimums for Kindle Direct Publishing electronic payments (mentioned in today’s Morning Links). The [...]

Morning Roundup: Smashwords Has a Major Website Redesign, Extend Amazon Prime if Package Is Late

By libertyc
December 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Smashwords Unveils Major New Website Redesign (Smashwords) Smashwords today unveiled our first major website redesign since our launch in 2008. We made hundreds of changes large and small.  We also made technical changes behind the scenes that will lay the groundwork for us to introduce many new [...]

Why Big Publishing hates Amazon, Part 2

By libertyc
December 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

This article is a follow-up to my earlier piece on “Why Big Publishing hates Amazon, and wants you to hate Amazon too”. As its title may suggest, it’s not exactly a withdrawal of my original conclusions. But it is an attempt to answer and counter some of the comments made on that [...]

Why Big Publishing hates Amazon. And wants you to hate Amazon too

By libertyc
December 6, 2013 // 12 Comments

Next time you’re tempted to join a Boycott Amazon campaign, here’s something you might want to reflect on. An Amazon trade presentation, Tweeted by a conference attendee and spread first via Writer.ly then by an article in The Guardian, has declared that “A Quarter of top 100 on [...]

Amazon expands Kindle Store and KDP to Mexico

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon has expanded its Kindle Store into Mexico, the company announced Thursday. More than two million books will be initially offered in the new Kindle Store, including more than 1,500 free e-books and best-selling Spanish-language books. There should be more books popping into the Mexico Kindle [...]

Why is Amazon censoring e-book porn?

By Dan Eldridge
March 7, 2013 // 6 Comments

A couple days ago, a well-meaning colleague of mine, who often sends me links to news stories he finds online that may be of interest to the TeleRead community, emailed me with a real whopper. The link he sent took me to a CNET article that certainly grabbed my attention; “E-book porn [...]

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