If only every indie author had it so rough: being so successful with their books that they now have to worry about film adaptations of their work. Right?A new Netflix ten-part series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House has left some fans of her work elated, others fuming. None other … [Read more...] about Do Indies Need to Worry about Adaptations of their Books?
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While Amazon's KDP publishing platform gave voice to authors all across the US, it took a little time at the onset for that freedom to reach other countries and other reader markets. The company continues to roll out not just the ability to find and devour new books in far-flung places, but also the language algorithms … [Read more...] about KDP Offers New Indian Languages for eBook Uploads
In case you were waiting for the hoopla surrounding self-publishing to die down, there's some unfortunate news from Bowker: the number of ISBNs issued for self-published books just reached one million last year. That may not seem like a lot--surely there are more than one million self-published books, right?--but … [Read more...] about Is Self-Publishing Still a Flash in the Pan? Yeah, Right.
Barnes & Noble is still clinging to life despite years-long rumors that almost every aspect of the business model is at death's door. With physical stores closing and the Nook constantly rumored to be on the chopping block, it's hard to know what to believe.So the recent announcement that B&N's Press (formerly Nook … [Read more...] about BN Press Now Offers Pre-Orders, But Why?
Okay, authors, be ready to watch events unfold without getting your hopes up too high...at least not yet. Author-reader consumption platform Wattpad is beta testing a new feature that can be a game changer if it proves to be both sustainable and expandable, one that stands to open up an entirely new marketplace for … [Read more...] about Wattpad Authors Have An Opportunity To Earn from their Stories
Barnes and Noble Nook Press is a self-publishing system that allows authors to include their ebooks in the Nook Bookstore and BN.com. Today Canadian authors can now submit their ebooks directly to the platform. This is the first time the bookseller has ever allowed writers from outside the United States into their … [Read more...] about Canadian authors can now submit their ebooks to Barnes and Noble
Don't you love when romance has a happy ending? Or at least a sigh-of-relief ending while still shoving the villain out the proverbial window? Romance stakeholders from readers to publishers have been on the edge of their seats over one hapless author's attempt to make a name for herself by trademarking a common … [Read more...] about #CockyGate Finally Dies the Death It Deserved from Day One
Most people probably wouldn't look to the annual conference of a romance writers' group to find controversy and political outrage, but then again, too many people write off romance authors as not being the business savvy, world-changing voices they are capable of being. This was never more evident than at the annual … [Read more...] about Author Suzanne Brockmann Sets #RWA18 on Fire with Award Speech
There's no doubt the publishing landscape and the world of self-publishing have changed vastly in just a handful of years. From the earliest days of the Kindle, readers could instantly download and devour book from their favorite authors. At the onset, Amazon had worked out lucrative deals with the then-Big Six … [Read more...] about Authors Who Game the System Are Eating their Own
Amazon has just unveiled a new system today for authors called Buy For Others. It gives authors the ability to buy their own ebooks and gift them for social media giveaways, give newsletter subscribers a review copy or even give them away at events.The feature keeps everything in-house: Authors who purchase their … [Read more...] about Authors can now easily gift Kindle Books with Buy For Others
Author-upload site Wattpad has been an integral part of the indie author revolution, creating opportunities for authors to put their work in front of readers, publishers, and industry stakeholders. Equal parts reader-centric entertainment platform and author exposure mechanism, they've paved the way for book consumers … [Read more...] about Wattpad, Tongal Take Reading to the Big(ger) Screen
Amazon has been slowly edging out its own competition by morphing authors over to the newer KDP Print platform instead of the original CreateSpace platform for print-on-demand books. Initially, the KDP Print upload process was just another avenue for self-published titles that were already making their way to ebook via … [Read more...] about KDP Print launches expanded distribution to bookstores