Unsure of the best distribution strategy for your books – to go exclusive with KDP Select or to go wide with other distribution platforms? John Doppler explains the concepts, with helpful input from Mark Coker and Joanna Penn.
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Spend a useful half-hour listening to ALLi’s latest Beginning Self-publishing Podcast to pick up top tips on book pricing, including royalty rates on different platforms, the value and use of permafree, and countdown deals.
Wondering the best way to distribute your self-published books – sticking with Amazon’s exclusive deals or going wide? Rosalind Minett’s case study explains why going wide – and going direct with Kobo – works best for her.
Is it still worth doing KDP free promotion days if your books are in KDP Select? Indie author and director of Heddon Publishing thinks it is – and offers her top tips on how to make the most of this continuing book promotion opportunity.
Eyewatering sales figures for Amazon and Apple, new EPub possibilities with Libre Office, new features from Barnes and Noble, and independent bookstores in the UK talking about forming an alliance.
A glitch on KDP’s site revealed a surprise: an option for an as-yet-unimplemented 50% royalty rate. What does this mean for indie authors?
I type this on what a seat of the pants thriller would romantically call the red-eye shift. To you and me that’s the late and slightly licentious coach back from London to Oxford. Which is where I’ll be spending my nights this week, because for 10 days at the end of every August London hosts […]
Our weekly news roundup from Dan Holloway includes updates about the future of ebooks, Digital Rights Management, Geoblocking, the launch of Inara (a new ebook platform whose business model is driven by in-book adverts), Indies and Libraries, Amazon updates in Poland, and the demise of America Star Books.
With apologies, I turn once for inspiration again this week to the world of endurance running (don’t worry, next week I enter the powerlifting stage of my training season!). I apologise also for any delirium, brought to you by industrial quantities of painkillers after running 100 kilometres in 19 hours. While I was running my own […]
Valerie Shanley reports on what’s making the news for ALLi members and friends Your Book Is So Next Year iBooks and Smashwords both had pre-order news this week: they can now allow indie authors the ability to upload pre-orders – in iBooks’s case up to a year before a book’s release date – without needing […]