2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst Amid Boundless Opportunity

by Mark Coker If you could see into the future, what would you do to change it? Each year I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and attempt to divine how the boiling crosscurrents of technology, competitive intrigue, author aspirations, and reader tastes will shape the opportunities facing authors, publishers and retailers for the year… Read More 2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst Amid Boundless Opportunity

Why an Establishment Author is Doing Amazon’s Kindle Scout – Part 2

  By Larry Kahaner Amazon’s Kindle Scout program makes my head spin. It’s clever in ways that you don’t see. (Read “Part 1: The Weirdest Writing Thing I’ve Ever Done.“) Amazon has disrupted the traditional publishing business which consists of the following flow: the author who writes the book, to the agent who acts as… Read More Why an Establishment Author is Doing Amazon’s Kindle Scout – Part 2

Author Earnings Report May 2015

  Welcome to the May 2015 Author Earnings Report. This is our sixth quarterly look at Amazon’s ebook sales, with data taken on over 200,000 bestselling ebooks. With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always something new that surprises us.