The move raised some old questions—and confusion—about how writers get paid in Amazon’s subscription service.
Amazon modifies policy and shuts down accounts to show it’s serious about stopping abuse of the KU payout system.
During a panel sponsored by Ingram, two publishers described how and why they sell ebooks through digital subscription services like Scribd.
For writers worried that artificial intelligence is about to eat their lunch, it might be time to put off that anxiety for a few more years.
KU pays authors per page read, but the funds come from a communal pool—meaning anyone cheating the system is also cheating other authors.
News and Trends What does Frankfurt tell us about the current state of trade publishing? Consultant Mike Shatzkin parses comments from two major publishing CEOs and concludes there’s an elephant in the room no one is talking about. Read at his blog. Magazine conglomerate Hearst is acquiring Rodale Inc. Rodale is a book and magazine publisher with strong … Read more
Traditional Publishing The big question of 2016 remains unanswered in 2017: Where’s the breakthrough book this year? “People are indeed distracted, and there’s no sign of it letting up,” says a Knopf editor. Read more from the AP’s Hillel Italie. Chronicle Books is watching retail’s slide. The new president at Chronicle talks with Marketplace about the critical nature … Read more
Increased complaints from self-pub authors about gaming of Kindle Store rankings and the KU system, Some authors have left KU as a result.
It’s once again time to revisit the fortunes and strategies of indie authors participating in Amazon’s ebook subscription service.
Links of interest for April 19, 2017,on the topics of marketing, Amazon, and Traditional Publishing.