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?
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This week’s top self-publishing news stories for indie authors, including Amazon’s crackdown on fraud, Kobo’s new audio service & falling ebooks sales.
If you’re wondering about the pros and cons of being exclusive with KDP or going wide with as many retailers as possible, our Fringe Highlight hosts Pippa DaCosta and Susan Kaye Quinn explain which model works best in different scenarios.
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 […]
My voice finally gave way on Saturday morning, but before that I had the privilege to be part of something wonderful here in Oxford. Saturday was Oxford Translation Day, a wonderful gathering of writers from around the world, and the translators bringing their work to new audiences, talking about all the challenges and opportunities that […]
If your ebooks have been Amazon exclusives, should you consider going wider? Susan Kaye Quinn helps you decide.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the mechanics of creativity this week. I’m incredibly excited to be talking about creativity at Hawkesbury Upton this coming weekend, and I’ve been writing a couple of other lectures and presentations, and having to spend that much time actually thinking not just about your creating but about the act […]
I think it’s probably fair to say that not many of us will miss 2016 when it’s gone. All else aside, a year that started with Bowie and is probably nowhere near finished with Leonard Cohen has taken far too many of our indie icons, voices who told us it was OK to be different, […]
The big literary event of the week for me was the year’s first Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, an event that happens just three times a year. The title was the wonderfully tempting “Poetry and the Underworld: Access All Areas”, and Simon Armitage took us on a wonderful exploration of the poet’s conversation with death. […]
It is a confusing time of year. Here in the UK Facebook feeds have been bursting at the seams with glorious variants on the theme of “Go home April, you’re drunk” as blizzards shoe in the, er, summer. Whichever hemisphere you’re in, at least you can wrap up warm and know that you are free […]