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Aldi does e-books

The name Aldi has long been synonymous with discount groceries, both in Germany and abroad. However, Aldi‘s activities have long since expanded into other fields. For example, Aldi is the 8th biggest clothing retailer in Germany and is a big … Continue reading

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The Big 2000

Last night, Pegasus Pulp crossed the 2000 lifetime sales threshold. I know that’s not much compared to some indies who sell ten thousands, hundred thousands or even millions of books, but it’s still a reason to celebrate for me. It … Continue reading

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Murder in the Family is a Bestseller in Australia

Murder in the Family, my collection of short crime fiction, has never been my strongest seller, though it has sold decently since it was released in the summer of 2012. In the past few days, however, the sales for Murder … Continue reading

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A Number 1 bestseller at Amazon Germany

Heiligabend im Café zum Lila Kakadu, the German edition of Christmas Eve at the Purple Owl Café, is still selling like hotcakes at Amazon DE (as well as a little at Kobo – I won’t know tolino sales figures until … Continue reading

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Barely released and already a bestseller

Heiligabend im Café zum Lila Kakadu, the German version of Christmas at the Purple Owl Café (and yes, there is a reason I changed the species of bird for the German edition) is so new that it doesn’t even have … Continue reading

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A Bestseller in France

“He has come back to me…”, a collection of two interconnected science fiction shorts about two sister and their encounters with aliens,  is one of our less popular titles. However, it has now hit several subgenre bestseller lists at Amazon … Continue reading

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Seraglio is a bestseller in Italy

Seraglio is one of our perennially most popular titles. It frequently hangs out on a sub-subgenre bestseller list at Amazon.com and has now also hit two top 100 lists at Amazon Italy. Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #2.297 a … Continue reading

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Amazon versus Thalia revisited or Why brick and mortar bookstores are losing customers?

Two year ago on this blog, I compared the quality of service and particularly delivery speed of Amazon and Thalia.de, the online store of Germany’s biggest bookstore chain. Back then, Amazon won that comparison hands down and indeed I only … Continue reading

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The subscription services step up their game

E-book subscription services like Scribd, Oyster, Kindle Unlimited or 24symbols were the big e-book news item of 2014. Particularly the introduction of Kindle Unlimited in July caused a lot of uproar among indie authors. It continues to cause uproar, now … Continue reading

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A few words on VAT and pricing

As you may or may not know, from January 1 on, the European Union has changed the way that VAT (value added tax, similar to sales tax in the US) is calculated for cross-border transactions, including online sales. Previously, VAT … Continue reading

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