Take control of your writing, and income, by becoming an independent publisher For writers and authors, self-publishing is easy. Upload a Word manuscript to Amazon KDP or an aggregator, and you have a book for sale. However, as easy as it is, your sales potential and income is heavily controlled by pages of terms and conditions that can change at
Is crowdfunding, using sites such as Kickstarter a viable alternative for self-publishers? Crowdfunding is not top of mind for most self-publishing authors, who generally concentrate on Amazon KDP, Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords and Draft2Digital distribution to generate ebook and book sales.
Many authors are unaware that KDP charges for each Kindle ebook delivery, which reduces your royalty Hidden deep in Amazon KDP Terms and Conditions is a table of delivery charges for Kindle Ebook delivery. So deep in fact, that the breadcrumb to it looks like this: Kindle Direct Publishing > Legal > Kindle Direct Publishing > Terms and Conditions > Pricing
Sales of e-reader devices are falling rapidly E-reader devices such as Kindle, Nook and Kobo are all suffering from a rapid drop off in sales, yet readers are still buying and reading e-books. So what is going on here? First, in a report on The Demographics of Device Ownership in the US, Pew Research offer the following summary of e-reader device ownership.