It was with regret that I read this post today. Lynn O’Dell and her team at Red Adept has been a champion of indies since the early days and it is our loss that they have decided to call it a day. Continue reading
The Amazon Kindle Select Effect
Every day hundreds of thousands of books are being given away free on Amazon. This is a fact. And the number is growing. Why? Why are authors, and in a few cases publishers, rushing to give their books away free?
Because it works. Continue reading
“I know a lot of readers that support indie/self-published authors – myself included! I love thinking I’ll be the person to discover the next ‘big thing’. I think most of the reason reading has become ‘cool’ again is the variety now available.”
Kat – The Aussie Zombie 28 January 2012 Continue reading
Here’s what Mark Coker wrote,
- “From the time an author enrolls their book in the program, they cannot distribute or sell their book anywhere else. Not the Apple iBookstore, not Barnes & Noble, not Smashwords, not Kobo, not Sony, not even the author’s own personal blog or web site. The book must be 100% exclusive to Amazon.
- If the author violates Amazon’s exclusivity terms at any point during the three-month enrollment period, or if the author unpublishes their book to remove it from the program so they can distribute the book elsewhere, the author risks forfeited earnings, delayed payments, a lien on future earnings, or could face termination of their Kindle Direct Publishing account.
- The author’s enrollment, and thus their liability to Amazon, automatically renews every three months if they fail to opt out in time.
Let’s examine the broader implications of this new program, not only for authors but for the nascent ebook industry as well.”
Okay, let’s. Continue reading
How cool is that!!! Vicki Tyley, friend and author on the blog, rocking it on Amazon, @ #74 Top 100 paid in Kindle Store US.
Nice one Vicki, well done.