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News From The Publishing World, January 2018

From Facebook algorithms to keynote speeches, this collection of news from the publishing world has something for every independent author (or author in the making).
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Book News: Self-Published eBook Awards, Self-Publishing Advice, World’s Smallest Book, New Michael Crichton Book

If your book is digitally published and available for download, you're eligible to enter The Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards.
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The eBook price is right. Or is it?

Your eBook price will have a lot to do with its discoverability. What's the ideal price point? Does genre play a factor in pricing? Fiction vs. nonfiction? Questions about eBook price are among the most frequently asked by our authors and prospects.
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Book News: eBook Sales, Amazon Typo Warning, Librarian of Congress

Amazon has implemented a new policy that will flag Kindle eBooks with a warning, what they are calling CFQIs (Customer Facing Quality Indicators), to indicate an eBook contains errors. The reason, it seems clear, is to protect the buying public from spending money on a title only to find it's riddled with typos and other issues that render it unreadable or unsatisfactory.
Book News January 2016

Book News: Indie Publishers And The Amazon Bottleneck, 1,001 Tips, Writing Contests, Ales And...

While the article "Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers" from Publisher's Weekly dates back to pre-holiday issues of indie book publishers having inventory tied up with Amazon, the potential backlash of returns – and a glut of inventory for these independents – could pose a significant problem in the next month.
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Book News: Amazons’ Brick & Mortar Store, The SheepOver Gets A Deal, Into The...

For anyone who equates Amazon with the transformation of in-store retail culture to the stay-at-home experience of online shopping, the retail giant is writing a new chapter. Earlier this month, the first Amazon Books store opened in University Village in Seattle, Washington.
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What is the ideal price for a short eBook?

45% of short eBook best-sellers (20-100 pages) are priced at $1.99. But does the price of an eBook single affect its sales?

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