Tag Archives: Amazon
#Authors, what’s in your endmatter? #Apple #Kobo
If you’ve read my last post, you’ll be aware I recently fell foul of my own decision to publish (via the aggregator, Draft2Digital) my initial novels to Apple as a separate entity, rather than using the same master file for all platforms. This was a result of Apple’s strict policy of no links in your […]
#Amazon amalgamates US & UK reviews?
This week, while checking something on my Amazon UK book page for THE PRINCE’S MAN, I got a shock. Instead of the 49 reviews it’s had for some time now, suddenly it was showing 77! I know it’s selling steadily, but that’s a lot of new reviews all of a sudden, and I was eager […]
The Birth of the Kindle
Fabulous piece by David Gaughran on the birth of the Amazon Store, and of the wonderful independant publishing world it opened up for authors.
Amazon strikes again! #IndiePublishing #KindleCountdown
Authors, don’t you just love getting those emails from Amazon that tell you they are changing the rules? I assume everyone got the notification about the need to change the price of your books to accommodate the differing VAT charges in different countries? Here in the UK, VAT is 20%, and Amazon will now deduct that […]
#Loncon3 – THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PANEL ABOUT INDIE PUBLISHING, WITHOUT AN INDIE PUBLISHER ON THE PANEL
Alternative Publishing Models Panel discussion at Loncon3 Perhaps my title is a bit unfair – there were a number of topics on the agenda for this panel, it just seems ironic that – no, let me get into that after you’ve read the following description for yourself: ‘Between the disappearance of independent bookshops, the dominance of […]
Eco-Urban fantasy #FREE on Kindle Unlimited this month only #UrbanFantasy
Kindle Unlimited Last week, Amazon released their latest product for the voracious reader: KINDLE UNLIMITED, a subscription-based borrowing facility that WILL cost $9.99 per month, but offers an ‘all you can eat’ buffet of books. The best part about it is that for the first month, you get a FREE TRIAL Yes, that’s free […]
Prince’s Man falls victim to D2D/Amazon clash
Thought it was time for an update on the roller-coaster that is indie publishing. After my recent share, detailing how thrilled I was with the on-going success of The Prince’s Man, with rankings like these: on a regular basis, I was clearly setting myself up for a big fall. And yes, it came – in […]