Self-Published Authors Earning 39% of All Ebook Royalties on Kindle Store

The latest quarterly report from Author Earnings has been published and estimates that self-published authors are now earning nearly 40% of all ebook royalties on the Kindle store. One of the key objectives of Author Earnings is to help authors spot emerging trends in the world of digital publishing so that they can make the best decisions with their manuscripts. The […]

Amazon Announces Winners in 6th Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon has announced the winners in the sixth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. “Ten thousand entries came in from around the world—the most entries ever in the history of the contest—and after several rounds of judging, Amazon Publishing has selected one winner in each of five categories: general fiction, mystery/thriller, romance, science fiction/fantasy/horror and young adult fiction.” […]

How to Use Goodreads as an Author

At the end of March Amazon announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, so I thought it would be a good time to review how authors can use this web site and social network. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is one of the leading online social networks for book lovers. Members can find […]

The Future of Publishing

Be sure to watch this video, prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films. The message it contains is very important if you want to succeed with your publishing. Hint: make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!

Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to Indie Publishing. This new blog will deliver the latest news, information and resources for indie authors. Despite being frowned upon just a few years ago, independent publishing or “self-publishing” has now become a viable and respected option for authors. We’ll be covering independent publishing as it applies to print books, ebooks […]