A $7.8m judgment against piracy site Kiss Library might not help authors actually get compensated. Amazon removes authors' books from KDP without warning, possibly because its overzealous bots have discovered pirated copies of the works elsewhere.
Fintech company Intuit buys Mailchimp for £12bn. Amazon updates Kindle software. Joanna Penn celebrates 10 years as full time indie.
In the news today, we'll talk about Amazon's new Kindle Vella serial subscription service and what this latest model means for indie authors. It's all part of our continuing coverage of the rise of the book subscription services and the opportunities and dangers they pose. We'll also talk about the London Book Fair's decision to go all virtual this year.
Amazon launches Kindle Vella offering serial subscription publishing and reading, and London Book Fair 2021 announces it will be digital.