Tag Archives: Amazon

The Birth of the Kindle

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The 10th birthday of the Kindle was on Sunday, which has been met with all sorts of retrospectives. Getting less coverage is that it’s also the tenth anniversary of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this excerpt from the forthcoming third edition of Let’s Get Digital, I argue that the real revolution…

Authors beware: A new danger for KU authors

Originally posted on K.J's Athenaeum:
Hi all, Anyone who follows me closely will know my book was removed from Amazon for almost a fortnight after they registered some unusual activity. At first I was at a loss. What was it, where had it come from? But since I have learnt a terrifying truth…

Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again. — Ruth Nestvold – Indie Adventures

Originally posted on The Active Voice: There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one… […]

#EpicFantasy ‘THE PRINCE’S MAN’ #0.99 #sale – and does changing your price on Amazon trigger some visibility?

First up, award-winning epic fantasy, THE PRINCE’S MAN is on sale this week for $0.99 (or the equivalent) in ALL outlets across all countries where it is available – if you haven’t yet picked up a copy, now is your chance – one week only. Rustam Chalice, dance tutor, gigolo and spy, loves his life just […]

What’s wrong with getting an eBook for nothing?

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Everything, that’s what!!! The fact that today’s readers of eBooks demand it must be free or on offer as part of an all you can read for x number of dollars per month package deal, is just so wrong! Face it people, when you go to your supermarket…

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 – update and latest (great) review

Since reporting the disastrous results as a consequence of Draft2Digital falling out with Amazon, and the subsequent removal of all D2D titles, it’s been an uphill battle to recover some momentum for The Prince’s Man. Thankfully all reviews were finally re-instated, and since then it has gained a few new ones. The two things it […]

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 […]