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Ten Tips for Authors Going to Their First Book Fair (updated)

Book fairs and other local events can be a great way for authors to connect with readers and make new…

Kobo and FNAC Partner to Launch a POD Service

Earlier this month Kobo partnered with the French retailer Fnac to offer a print-on-demand service through Bookelis.¬†Authors who have their…

KDP Print Expands to Canada

Amazon's POD service has expanded into the land of moose and snow. The retailer announced in the KDP support forums…

Is Anyone Else Not Seeing the New Audiobook Section in Kobo Writing Life?

One of the more interesting news stories last week was Kobo's announcement that Kobo Writing Life now distributed audiobooks (I…

Amazon Launches Worldwide Full-Language Support for Traditional Chinese in Kindle eBooks

Amazon first started selling Chinese-language Kindle ebooks in 2012, but only in China. Chinese expats or foreign-language learners either had…

KDP Reports Dashboard Now Has a Royalties Estimator

I have just heard via the 20Booksto50K group on Facebook that Amazon has added a new royalty estimator to the…

Google Play Books is Cutting Out the Middleman, Now Wants a Direct Relationship with Authors and Publishers

Many authors and publishers use a company such as PublishDrive or Draft2Digital to handle their distribution to smaller ebook retailers.…

Amazon: Over 1,000 Authors Each Earned Over $100 Grand in Royalties in 2018

  Amazon released an advert a report on Tuesday concerning its impact on small and medium businesses. Or as Amazon…

DC Public Library Wants to Add Local Self-Published Authors to Their Catalog

A couple weeks ago I shared a link to a DCist post about the DC Public Library launching a program…

Exclusive: Bookbaby to be Spun Off Following Acquisition of Parent Company AVL Digital Group

  Here's an important piece of ebook news from last week that literally no one has noticed yet. The parent…

B&N Press Now Offers eBook Coupon Codes

B&N Press continues to add features, lending credence to rumors about an impending sale of the Nook division. I just…

The End of Author Earnings Report, Redux

Writing over at TNPS, Mark Williams reported earlier this week that Paul Abbassi's (AKA Data Guy's) 5-year-old Author Earnings Report…

Reedsy Launches a Book Discovery Service

In a time when many authors buy Facebook and Amazon ads to catch the attention of readers, Reedsy is launching…

Books-a-Million is Shutting Down its Self-Pub Portal, BAM Publish

It's been hard to keep an eye on the USA's second largest bookstore chain, given that B&N continues to be…

Draft2Digital Now Distributes to Google Play Books

Draft2Digital announced on Tuesday that they're beta-testing a new distribution channel that will help authors reach more readers. According to…