Digital Publishing News for 4 April 2016

Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest digital publishing news for early April 2016. There’s No One Way to Sell an Ebook At Publishers Weekly, a survey of independent digital-first publishers reveals a wide array of growth strategies. Interviews with these five independent publishers show a range of publishing practices with the e-books […]

The Most Important Book Formats for Indie Authors

As an indie author it takes some keeping up with all of the different book formats. First there are various book sizes, then there are multiple formats for ebooks and audiobooks. Over at my main author blog I have posted a new Infographic designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats. Related PostsThe Ebook […]

Indie Publishing in 2015 – What Do You Need To Do?

“It’s that season when people love to post resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Along with others in the publishing industry I have been reviewing “where we’re at” and “where we’re heading” as an industry in 2015. When considering where we’re at it’s helpful to remember just how far self-publishing has come in the past decade. It’s just over 7 years since Amazon launched […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]