Amazon KDP’s reporting interface isn’t exactly user friendly (it only actively shows 90 days’ worth of ebook sales), and any author with multiple titles in multiple formats has probably sought an easier method of analyzing sales trends.
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing brings together five self-published writers for the company’s first KDP Business Author Roundtable.
We recently discussed Amazon’s new plan to implement tougher formatting standards on self-published ebooks uploaded via Amazon KDP.
The short answer: kind of. Here’s the longer answer.
We’ve been avidly following developments in Amazon’s new per-page payments for books that are published via KDP Select, then borrowed by readers via Kindle Unlimited.
Having reported in our last edition that Kindle Direct Publishing Select per-page payments will be adjusted for local pricing conditions, we’re now seeing calculations that the October per-page payout will be $0.004809—less than half a cent.
The news that Amazon is opening a physical bookstore almost eclipsed the fact that the company is also making a potentially potent change in Kindle Direct Publishing Select payouts.
Commentary from Smashwords CEO Mark Coker gives us a glimpse of Amazon’s growing strength among the independent-publishing platforms.
Two indie authors, Hugh Howey and J.A. Konrath, offer their take on Amazon’s new payment policy which took effect July 1, 2015