We look at how the role of author as publisher is changing, and the expansion of ebooks in Africa and audiobooks in India.
Author Archive | Dan Holloway
Amazon is set to open its first airport bookstore. The EU’s new sales tax rules come into force, meaning member countries do not have to charge sales tax on ebooks.
Futurebook reminded us that the key to success is finding our niche, while The Selfies is a new Prize for indie authors.
Amazon remains tight-lipped after leaking many of its customers emails, but opens up its US store to Australian customers once again.
KDP introduces a new sales report. Mailchimp and Square team up to offer shoppable landing pages, & Lightning Source is 20.
Booksellers stand up to Amazon and force a backdown over the withdrawal of the Abebooks website from several countries. Smashwords celebrates its half millionth title with a radical site overhaul.
In this week’s Self-publishing News Round-up, we hear how more audiobooks are available for library borrowing, Amazon’s recruiting speaks volumes about the future of work, and we say goodbye to the founder of the Little Free Library.
Amazon’s share price took a plunge but what exactly does this mean for indie authors? Amazon also seems to have been removing authors’ titles seemingly at random.
Publishdrive offers a new subscription service for authors to replace a flat royalty rate. KDP offers ebooks in five new Indian languages, and this year’s Futurebook shortlist is announced.
Subscription services are the talk of Frankfurt Book Fair while Comic Con’s success demonstrates the continued rise of graphic literature. Amazon faces increased postal costs while Barnes and N oble Press has something new.