Weekly News Roundup for 12 December 2014

Indie Publishing NewsHere is a quick round-up of some of the news in digital publishing over the past week or so.

Barnes & Noble strikes deal to buy Microsoft’s stake in Nook Media LLC
This paves the way for the bookseller to spin off its e-reader and digital content division…

The Best Books Of 2014, According To Goodreads Users
The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards chosen by readers. And the readers have spoken!

Five Facts about Kindle Unlimited You Didn’t Know!
A lot has been written about whether Kindle Unlimited is good or bad for authors. These ideas and marketing tips are based on some actual marketing experience within the Kindle Unlimited system.

Hollywood’s List of 25 Most Powerful Authors
“These writers — ranked in order of influence — whose books are source material for more than 300 movie and TV projects, have helped rake in billions in box office and revenue, and prove every day that originality, above all else, still matters…”

It’s Time to Start Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2014

NaNoWriMo - Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Every year in November novel-writing fever takes the world by storm as writers take part in NaNoWriNo. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, a fiction writing challenge founded in 1999 by Chris Baty. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by November 30. The novels written […]

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7 Reasons Why Amazon’s Kids Fire HD is a Game Changer

Fire HD6 Kids Edition

The release of the new Kids Fire HD tablet by Amazon is not only a clear indicator that the company wants to encourage kids to read… it also shows that Amazon is smart enough to recognize the huge market represented by millions of kids around the world and the demand for good kids’ content. After many years working full-time as a […]

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Amazon Announces New Fire HD Tablet Under $100

Fire HD 7 Colors

Amazon has introduced the new Fire HD tablet, including a 6″ model priced at just $99, and a 7″ model priced at $139.  They are available for pre-order now and will start shipping in October. “Fire HD is the most powerful tablet under $100,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “The new Fire HD […]

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Author Earnings Releases 3rd Quarterly Report on Amazon’s Kindle Store

Author Earnings July Report

Author Earnings have just released their 3rd quarterly report into who’s earning what at Amazon’s U.S. Kindle Store. The findings of the latest report include is a very significant statistic, an estimate that self-published authors are now earning nearly 40% of all ebook royalties on the Kindle store! The quarterly reports from Author Earnings involve studying data for all of the […]

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