E-book settlements are here: “Don’t give them your money back”

GiveMoney

E-book settlements are here: “Don’t give them your money back” Kindle store customers are getting e-mails about a credit they are getting due to a settlement in a pricing case against five tradpubs (traditional publishers) brought by the Attorneys General of many US states and territories. For more details, see my article: Settlement pay-outs are here [...]

The Author Game

GameOfLive

The Author Game Sparky: “Whatcha got there, Brain?” Brain: “It’s a new boardgame I just bought. It’s called The Author Game. Want to play?” Sparky: “Sure…how about you, Oddball?” Oddball: “Can I make up my own rules?” Sparky: “Maybe next time…let’s try it with the official rules first.” Oddball: “Okay. I want to play with [...]

I wouldn’t touch those readers with a 10 question poll

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I wouldn’t touch those readers with a 10 question poll As the readers of WG2E know, the landscape has completely changed for independent authors since the release of the Kindle in late 2007. Prior to that, there were virtually no independently published books on Amazon’s bestseller lists. When I recently checked, 24% of the top [...]

Three characters walk into a plot…

ThreeCharacters

Three characters walk into a plot… Amazon has recently come up with a new way for you to make money as an author. It’s called “Kindle Worlds”, and I wrote about the announcement in my blog, I Love My Kindle. I’m addressing it again here with WG2ERs because this is something I think some of [...]

Unpublish or perish?

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Unpublish or perish? Nowadays, anybody can publish a book. “Publishing” just means to make it available to the public, and you can do that (digitally) through a lot of options: Smashwords, Amazon, and so on. It’s possible that some people leap at the opportunity, and don’t consider what they are doing as carefully as might [...]