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ALLi’s Orna Ross Interviews Darren Hardy – Amazon’s UK Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing [Video]

ALLi’s Orna Ross Interviews Darren Hardy – Amazon’s UK Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing [Video]

Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors interviews Darren Hardy, Amazon’s UK Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing. You can view the full interview transcript here.

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Google Play Books Platform is Open Again to Indie Authors for Direct Uploads

The Google Publisher Program allowed independent authors and small presses to sell ebooks in the Google Play bookstore. When the program was active it become a cesspool of piracy. Fake authors would sell ebooks they never wrote and  publishing companies would rename all of the main characters in Harry Potter or 50 Shades of Grey and

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Publishing Service Index: April 2018 [With Notes]

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2018. Our last one was  released in December 2017. The index continues to reflect closures of publishing service providers and our latest release sees the departure of another two companies, though they were very small players in the service field. I now intend to compiled the index three to four times across the calendar year, so we can monitor seasonal

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Publishing Service Index: December 2017 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2017. Our last index was released in September 2017. The index continues to shrink and the latest index sees the final departure of five companies. Frankly, they were bottom of the pile service providers. So, I shed no tears. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found

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Publishing Service Index: September 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2017. Our last index was released in May 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers (now 82) was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months

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Kobo Launches Audio Bookstore

Kobo today announced the launch of its audio bookstore and subscription plans. The new venture is powered by Overdrive. Press Release: Rakuten Kobo today uncovers another dimension of storytelling, adding audiobooks to the Kobo experience and offering booklovers the opportunity to experience the joy of being told a story. Readers can choose audiobooks from across

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Publishing Service Index: May 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2017. Our last index was released in February 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months the changes

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BookCore Launch eBook Sales, Review and Ranking Data Web Application for Self-Published Authors

Press release: A new book data tracking service has launched for self published authors and small publishers to automatically collect all of their ebook sales data as well as a wide range of information on their rankings and reviews all in one place. Called BookCore, it is a web application that presents all of the

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Publishing Service Index: February 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for February 2017. Our last index was released back in December 2016. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months the changes were very modest,

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What to expect when you are publishing on Apple iBookstore – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle continues her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on…  You may have followed them from the beginning but you may also be new to this publication: this is the fourth post of the “What to expect when you are publishing” series intended to give a global light on the different

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