Indie Publishing Roundup for 28 September

NewsThere have been a number of important developments in the publishing world recently. I haven’t had a chance to cover each of these in separate posts so I’ll round up these news items here.

Amazon Announces 70% Royalty Option for Sales to Customers in India

An email from Amazon received on 19 September announced, “We are happy to announce that the popular 70% royalty option is now available for sales to customers in India for titles enrolled in KDP Select. This royalty option is available for books sold from the new India Kindle Store, Kindle devices, and Kindle apps.”

Google eBookstore, Nexus 7 Android Tablet Launch in Japan

Google has announced a new ebookstore in Japan as well feature updates for the Google Books app for Android. “This new launch makes the Google eBookstore available in Japan, the UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and… South Korea.” Read more at The Digital Reader >>

Sony & Amazon Cutting Prices Dramatically

As ebook fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon have been pushing some dramatic price reductions. Some notable authors have been voicing concerns.  Read more at The Guardian >>

Watch a Novel Written, Live!

If you have ever wanted to “watch” an author write a novel, live, over the Internet, here is your chance. “Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is opening herself up to the kind of scrutiny most writers would pay to avoid…”, writing her novel publicly using Google Docs. Read more at The Guardian and watch the novel unfold on Google Docs.

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