JA Konrath Joins Kindle Worlds, Lets Contributors Keep More Control

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When Amazon announced Kindle Worlds, its collaborative writing portal, in May 2013 many authors were thrilled at the new opportunity but dismayed by the contract. Under Amazon's contract, contributing authors have to give up all rights to the scenes, stories, and characters they create when writing a story to submit to KW. This has kept many authors ...

Amazon Expands Kindle Store With Polish, Hungarian, Hindi, Latin, and Russian eBooks

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Here's a late Friday night surprise for you. Amazon has quietly expanded the Kindle Store with ebooks in 5 additional languages: Russian, Hindi, Polish, Latin and Hungarian. Here's one: Amazon's usually pretty fastidious about the languages they support in the Kindle Store (they'll even tell you which ones are supported),  but lately there's been a rupture between the languages ...

Will the New Kindle Unlimited Expansion Cause Another Dip in Author Payments?

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The news of Kindle Unlimited expansion into Canada and Mexico may bring smiles to the faces of readers but authors might not be as happy. As Kindle Unlimited launched and continues to expand, payments to authors dropped and remain low, raising concerns that with new expansions into Canada and Mexico will drop again. Kindle Unlimited draws most ...

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Mexico, Canada

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Amazon launched its subscription ebook service in Canada and Mexico on Thursday. Readers in those two countries can now read as much as they like for only $10 (CDN) or 129 pesos per month. The readers won't find many best-sellers or traditionally published titles, but they can choose from a catalog of over 750,000 mainly self-published titles which includes a ...