KDP Select or wide? Good question. When I have pointed out the dangers of Amazon exclusivity, people have accused me of scaremongering, but research is my strength, and one thing’s for certain, the business scene changes rapidly, often with little warning.
KDP limits titles, and we learn how tricky it can be to legislate technology. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
A shadow library lawsuit shows the struggle subscription services face in tackling scammers. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
Kindle Unlimited raises its subscription rate. Association of American Publishers lays out publishing's questions on AI.
Kindle Unlimited Raises UK subscription price following Music Unlimited increase. In-app social media sales losing out to dedicated stores.
TikTok's new creator pool the latest move to cap creator earnings from subscription while Kindle Unlimited paid indies $450m in 2021.
Amazon launches Kindle Vella offering serial subscription publishing and reading, and London Book Fair 2021 announces it will be digital.
Today's authors can be creative business owners building independent publishing enterprises based on intellectual property (IP). Yet many independent authors forgo their independence, and compromise the value of their IP, by signing or assigning their books exclusively to another business without due diligence. This post explores the important principle of publishing inclusivity for authors and the dangers of going exclusive with one publisher or one self-publishing service.
Bookshop.org is coming to the UK, Disney Plus goes large on subscription, and ALLi holds its Self-publishing Advice Conference.
Audible Captions settles its dispute with publishers, Kindle Unlimited pays over $250m for the second year in a row, and piracy is in the news.
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.
Amazon has taken action against one of the worst offending Kindle unlimited scammers, but in a disappointingly limited way. They are also causing a major headache for Australian customers.