Fake Books: Amazon’s Latest Headache

In my last post, I described my positive experience with KDP Rocket. When I used the software for the first time, however, I was amazed to see that about one-third of the books in the top 20 had been published within the last week or so. This was regardless of genre,...

The Overlooked Charm of Endbooks

In the endless eBook vs. print debate, one aspect is rarely mentioned: the art of endbooks. And yet, as Sarah Laskow—my favorite Atlas Obscura blogger—points out, these can deliver a small jolt of wonder that perfectly complements a lovely book. An over-eager reader...

Author Earnings Report: The Top 12 Trends For 2017

Hugh Howey and The Data Guy have now done all their usual number crunching and published the latest report. What trends can we identify in 2017, based on their impressive (as always) work? 1. For traditionally published books, print is king. 2. However, this reign is...

Amazon Notifications Regarding Copyright

Image this: You have the perfect campaign lined up, and are counting the days before you finally start paying off the cost of those ads. Then, you receive an email from Amazon accusing you of copyright infringment. Your book has been taken down for now, until you...

Page Flip: Amazon’s New Kindle Tool

One of the things I love about Kindle is how easy it is to read, even in the sun, on a trip, at the beach etc. As long as I read a book from start to end, that is. If, however, I want to refer to, say, a map, or a list of characters, then paper wins hands down. I can...

The Future of Publishing: Lessons from the Music Industry

I often argue that we can learn a lot from the music industry. Namely, I see it as an indicator as to what to expect in a few years’ time. That’s why I was intrigued by a recent article in the Economist, detailing the state of today’s music. CDs vs...