After an uproar broke out in the U.K. over self-published rape and incest porn for sale on ebook sites, Kobo removed self-published titles from its U.K. site for two weeks while it reviewed them. Now the company has explained its policy going forward.
Smashwords authors who make their ebooks available through ebook subscription service Oyster will get 60 percent of their book’s list price if an Oyster user reads at least 10 percent of it.
Evidence from Kobo’s self-publishing platform, Writing Life, suggests that $1.99 is a bad price for ebooks. That’s corroborated by recent data from self-publishing site Smashwords.
Social writing site Wattpad and independent publisher Sourcebooks announced a broad partnership in which Sourcebooks will traditionally publish some Wattpad authors and will promote its own authors on Wattpad’s site.
Penguin’s self-publishing community, Book Country, is launching a digital bookstore where its members can sell their ebooks directly.
Self-publishing platform and distributor Smashwords analyzed ebook sales for nearly a year. CEO Mark Coker draws some interesting conclusions on the best way to price a self-published ebook.
Barnes & Noble has rebranded its self-publishing platform, PubIt!, as Nook Press, and is offering some new features intended to make self-publishing faster and easier. The platform is only available to authors in the U.S.
In this podcast, we talk with Wool author Hugh Howey about his self-publishing success and how he arrived at a seven-figure, print-only deal with traditional publisher Simon & Schuster.
Samsung and self-publishing company Blurb are partnering to let Galaxy S 4 users create and order physical photo albums directly from their phones.
This week in ebooks: Penguin made some digital decisions, Kobo claimed massive e-reader growth and Inkling opened up its titles to Google search.