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 […]

Indie Publishing Roundup for 28 September

There 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 […]

Amazon Launches India Kindle Store

Amazon announced this week the launch of their new India Kindle Store. India is an enormous market so this is exciting news for not only Indian readers but also for ebook authors and publishers who want to reach the Indian market. The India Kindle Store is somewhat different to other international Kindle Stores (i.e. for […]

How Ebook Price Impacts Units Sold

There was a good post by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, over at Nate Hoffelder’s The Digital Reader  a couple of weeks ago in which Coker discusses how ebook price impacts units sold and what this means for authors in terms of revenue earned and the number of readers gained. He also gave a presentation […]

Comparison of Ebook Aggregators

Sometimes instead of publishing directly to an ebook store you may decide to publish through an “ebook aggregator”. An ebook aggregator deals with ebook authors directly and interfaces between them and ebook retailers such as Apple and Sony. The ebook aggregator may offer other services besides distribution, for example ebook design and formatting services. I’ve […]