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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

"Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason: it requires KDP Select exclusivity."<p>Mark Coker, Smashwords founder

Jeff Bezos

How to write a compelling ebook that goes viral

Books have always been a source of joy and pleasure for book worms from the time printing presses came into being. From ages and even till some years …

Writing

'One in three' ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published

The days of looking at self-publishing as a last option are long gone, according to a new report<p>Almost a third of all the ebooks sold on Amazon over the last three months were self-published, according to a new report, making indie authors, as a cohort, the largest publisher of ebooks on Amazon.com …

How many self-published authors are really cashing in? Analysis of Author Earnings data - Ingenta

The second in our series of blogs looking at what authors earns looks at the statistics cited in Hugh Howey's Author Earnings report. As we might …

Should a First-Time Literary Novelist Self-Publish on Amazon?

The Guardian reported recently on Amazon's latest Author Earnings Survey, which suggests that self-published ebooks now account for 31% of the …

Writing

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Support the news<p>Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.<p>"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a …