PublishDrive launches a subscription-only model for authors, Amazon pilots a one-tap rating feature, and librarians take on publishers at DigitalBookWorld.se
PublishDrive launch Abacus, a new tool to enable indies to manage the paperwork that goes with collaboration, and the Audies open to entries.
Mailchimp has pivoted and made itself a lot less user friendly. Reedsy has added a new ebook conversion tool, and Amazon Publishing turns 10.
ALLi's Jane Davis wins the Selfies Award at London Book Fair, new KDP dashboard feature, and StreetLib continues to expand.
The first winner of the Selfies is announced at London Book Fair, and new offerings from BookBub and PublishDrive.
Indie authors are getting their work made into movies, whether through Wattpad, KDP, or other means. And Scribd hits 1 million subscribers.
Many more people are reading books than announced sales figures suggest, and China has become the largest book market in the world.
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.
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.
If you'd like a piece of the vast Chinese market, read these fascinating insights into what ebooks Chinese libraries are buying, read PublishDrive's post here, with some surprising pie-charts!
What did Amazon Prime Day deliver except pictures of dogs? New distribution opportunities from Smashwords and PublishDrive.