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Amazon’s CreateSpace Lay Off More Staff in its Full Service Division

Amazon’s CreateSpace Lay Off More Staff in its Full Service Division

Amazon’s self-publishing service, CreateSpace, is laying off staff in its editing, marketing and design division in July because the company is getting out of the business of offering full service options to indie authors. The layoffs will mostly affect customer service positions. Amazon’s long-term plan looks to be to roll the operations of CreateSpace into Kindle

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Self-Publishing Formula: Indie Author David Gaughran [VIDEO]

Self-Publishing Formula recently released their video podcast with champion of indie author justice, David Gaughran. He discusses his start in self-publishing and his observations of the publishing industry and what this means for indie authors. David is correct to point out that the fundamentals of indie publishing have not changed much since 2011. Other topics included in this broadcast include:

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Amazon Launches Online Store in Australia

Amazon.com Inc. is now up and running in Australia, offering millions of products and one-day delivery in some areas, seeking to seize a share of the nation’s growing online retail market. The e-commerce giant will offer products across more than 20 categories, including consumer electronics, clothing and sports equipment, and offer free delivery on some orders,

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CreateSpace will Close its eStore from the end of October

Few self-published authors ever report many sales from the CreateSpace online store to TIPM. Indeed, very few physical retailers go to the trouble of creating a trade account with CreateSpace to order books for customers. So, it is no surprise that Amazon has decided to pull down the shutters from the end of this month (October,

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3 Crucial Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors – Damon Freeman | Guest Post

When it comes to self-publishing authors, marketing your book becomes just as important as writing a fantastic page-turner. The ability to sell yourself may seem difficult, but with some crucial tips, it is easy to do. With proper marketing, you can spread the word and convince people to purchase your book. Designing Your Book Cover

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Amazon Introduces Charts: A Bestseller List for What People are Really Reading and Buying

Press release SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2017– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today launched Amazon Charts, a reimagined weekly bestseller list that shares which books are being read the most and which books have sold the most across all formats each week. The Top 20 Most Read is the first ever bestseller list to measure the books millions of Amazon.com customers are

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Amazon Publishing Launches New Author and Agent Portal

Today, May 2nd, Amazon launched APub.com, described as a gateway for royalty statements, authors and agents will also be able to get real-time access to sales and book-lending data and feedback from readers across Amazon’s websites and services. APub.com is your gateway to real-time sales data, monthly royalty statements, and feedback from readers for all of

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The Dark Era of Publishing – Giacomo D’Angelo | Guest Post

It won’t last long, the established companies won’t be happy but most of the people will. I, the content provider (= the entertainment company, like a book publishing house or a film studio or a music label), don’t trust you, my beloved customer. And I don’t want to deliver to you my content as it is.

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Amazon Expands Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Internationally

This week Amazon announced that it was expanding its reader-powered publishing platform  internationally, including Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and India. Kindle Scout was launched last year in the United States and the platform allows authors to submit unpublished, novel-length English-language manuscripts. Previews of the manuscripts are made available for Amazon readers to

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The Story of Self-Publishing (Part Two): Follow the Money – Sean Murphy | Guest Post

Earlier this year, NPR featured a podcast roundtable wherein four authors tackled the question: Is Amazon The Reader’s Friend? Generally speaking, the debate has been framed in terms of how Amazon is disrupting traditional publishing practices. Technologically speaking, disruption is often the result of innovation and consumers benefit because products or services are streamlined, reimagined or

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