After offering indie short form authors favorable royalty rates, Amazon has pivoted to attract bestsellers and bolster sales of Unlimited subscriptions.
Chinese “web literature” sites are making some amateur web authors wealthy by offering tools that enable fans to reward their favorite writers.
Our June 2015 selection from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books. All titles are deemed worth of further consideration.
This July, the first titles will appear from Oetinger34, a creative platform for authors, illustrators and readers launched by German publisher Oetinger in 2014.
With £58 million in sales and 5% of the UK book market in 2014, self-publishing is gaining further acceptance with readers, reports Nielsen.
Changes in VAT designed to force Amazon to pay higher tax rates is complicating direct sales for self-published authors, potentially strengthening Amazon.
German self-published author Annie Stone advises writers to focus on fan engagement and being a nice, approachable person, than straight forward marketing.
Venerable digital publishing platform Vook is no longer, but has been re-imagined and rebranded as Pronoun — a company that will offer 100% royalties.
Our May 2015 selection from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books. This selection includes guides to finance and fighting cancer.
Tolino, a German alliance of booksellers, launched a self-publishing platform, Tolino Media, which has already attracted notable, self-published authors in Germany.