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What Should You Charge for an Indie eBook?

Author Earnings Price Table

The short answer to the question in the title is there’s no set answer. Indie book pricing is a tough matter because each book and each genre will sell differently at different price points. A 10,000-word erotica short can actually get away with charging $3.99. A first (non-erotica) novel by a new author generally can’t. On Reddit, this was a ... Read More »

How to Choose Kindle Keywords

Young Adult KDP

One of the more confusing aspects of publishing to KDP is selecting keywords. For many writers, finding that sweet spot for the right keywords has been the difference between sales and obscurity. Like Google SEO, there’s a bit of an art to it and it’s important to experiment if your sales are currently flat. First, Amazon makes it somewhat easy. ... Read More »

Amazon Updates VAT Pricing for EU Sales

Kindle VAT Tax

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 ... Read More »

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Review


Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has established itself as the single most recognisable DIY self-publishing platform for authors wanting to publish their books in e-book. Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing back in 2007 in beta form and pitched it initially to ‘publishers’ via marketing emails. Amazon had also just launched the first Kindle e-reader hardware—a basic e-ink, black and white text ... Read More »

Easy Kindle eBook Cover Design in Two Steps

kindle book cover design

One of the more challenging steps in the self-publishing process for me was creating Kindle eBook cover designs. Second most challenging I’d have to say was the formatting, but I did end up finding a solution to that. We’ll save that story for another day. Being a writer and not a graphic designer, I had no clue how to approach ... Read More »

Is The Self-Publishing Content Swell Leading To Mediocre Content on Kindle?

Reading Kindle on a train

Fred Crawley of The New Statesman chews over the rise of self – published content on Kindle from an original angle – is the concept of  “own-brand” consumerism affecting self-published books? Are standards slipping to give way to instant gratification? Should proofreading standards be higher? Discuss… In the digital video shops we increasingly use as our sources of film entertainment, ... Read More »

Real eBooks: Are We Still in the Stone Age?


So when will we start to see REAL ebooks appear on the market? You know the ebooks that take advantage of their digital environment. Ebooks that have been rendered to improve the reader’s ebook experience. As the number of ebook devices explodes into the book reader’s world, the readers are going to expect more. This statement is especially true with ... Read More »