It is challenging for self-published authors to crack the Self-Help bestseller list, and Kindle sales in the category are trending down.
Epic fantasy—marked by a grand scale of events and complex story structures—has seen a resurgence in growth since the pandemic.
Authors contributing to Vella hope Amazon will use its marketing power to boost its new serial reading platform.
When Kindle Vella, a platform for serialized fiction, was first announced in the spring, Amazon’s content guidelines stipulated that serial work published through Vella could not be published.
Earlier this month, email notices started to go out: Amazon is shutting down Kindle Worlds, with submissions closed effective immediately.
An Amazon spokesperson described Kindle Press as “a hybrid option” between Amazon’s traditional and independent publishing programs.
Amazon started removing email addresses from Amazon customer profile pages, as described by author Ian Lamont.
Amazon is offering free software to create an ebook file from Word.