Amazon’s withdrawal of erotica titles dealing with incest is a threat to free speech and the livelihood of authors.
Amazon has announced it’s new ebook format, Kindle Format 8 (KF8), which includes a number of new features for ebooks when read on certain flavours of Kindle.
The debate carries on across the internet into Amazon’s removal of some erotica titles without notice or meaningful explanation. There is a range of views on this but almost unanimous agreement that Amazon has a “right” to choose what it sells because of the “free market”. It doesn’t matter what you say to these happy [...]
99 cent Kindle ebooks theoretically earn their authors a 35% royalty from Amazon but it’s actually possible to make 70% on a 99 cent ebook.
Amazon has turned on the Kindle book lending program, which allows book owner to “lend” books to anyone with an email address and a Kindle (or a Kindle app for another device).
Is it worth getting your books translated into French or German to improve your chances in the Amazon bookstores in those countries?
By not including the ISBN of Kindle ebooks on their Amazon page, Amazon makes links from Google Books useless.
Wikileaks has called Amazon cowardly and deceitful because Amazon removed Wikileaks from its servers. Amazon responded by saying Wikileaks had breached its terms of service because Wikileaks did not “own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content” it was publishing.
Amazon can change your ebook prices without notice and sometimes does so incorrectly. You need to know what the rules are and keep an eye out.
Amazon should not be allowed to decide what we should and should not be allowed to read.
Amazon has invited self-publishers to make their books available for lending to Amazon Prime members. Is it a good deal?
Amazon’s biggest-selling item keeps getting bigger.
Authors are arguing that Amazon is being unfair in including “loans” of a book towards its ranking in the bestseller lists.
This site was called Kindle Self-Publishing but Amazon felt that might confuse people into thinking this was an Amazon.com site so they asked me to change it. And they did it so nicely.
Self-publishing in the ebook age levelled the playing field between traditional publisher and self-publishers. That’s not the case if Amazon, Barnes & Noble, et al are helping traditional publishers sharpen their game while keeping self-publishers in the dark.