Current news stories from the independent book industry

Amazon Adds Advertising for KDP Select Authors

KDP Select AdvertisingAmazon has sweetened the KDP Select pot by allowing for pay-per-click advertising on titles. From KDP:

Advertising for KDP Select

With advertising for KDP Select, you can use Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) to purchase advertising to promote your KDP-Select-enrolled books on

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Draft2Digital Adds Tolino to Distribution Partners

Draft2Digital LogoVia Draft2Digital’s press release:

You may not have heard of Tolino but trust us: Once we tell you a little about them, you’ll be putting on party hats and throwing streamers along with us.

Tolino is a cooperative of five German tech and media companies who teamed up to create a response to Amazon’s Kindle in their home country.

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SPR Awards 2015 Open For Submissions From Indie Authors Now!

2015 SPR AWARDSSelf-Publishing Review, the premier site dedicated to indie book reviews today launches its yearly competition to find the best fiction, non-fiction and short e-book written by a self-published or indie author.

This year in the SPR Awards, authors win a Kindle or iPad

This year the competition has added a Grand Prize, with the lucky recipient garnering either a Fire HDX Kindle or an iPad Mini, meaning one overall winner will take home prizes worth over $600.…

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Amazon Updates VAT Pricing for EU Sales

In a move that’s going to confuse self-publishers worldwide, Amazon revealed how VAT taxes are going to work for European sales of self-published books after January 2015.

On January 1, 2015, European Union (EU) tax laws regarding the taxation of digital products (including eBooks) will change: previously, Value Added Tax (VAT) was applied based on the seller’s country – as of January 1st, VAT will be applied based on the buyer’s country.

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Looking For A New Book Reviewer At SPR!

We are looking to recruit a part-time, freelance, professional book reviewer with the following qualifications:

1. Professional experience of at least 2 years at a PR 4 or above blog or magazine reviewing books with a minimum of twenty books reviewed – please send links to your profile


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