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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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Tolino passes Kindle – or does it?

This Friday, the news dropped that the Tolino, an e-reader developed and marketed by an alliance of several German, Austrian, Swiss and soon Dutch booksellers, had passed Amazon’s Kindle with regard to market share. According to the report, Tolino now … Continue reading

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A new sales channel and interview and more Bestsellerdom, this time in France

I have begun uploading my books to Smashwords, following some recent policy changes on their part. I’ve also done one of their self-serve interviews, so check it out. What is more, one of my books has hit yet another international … Continue reading

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A Trio of Australian Bestsellers

The Shattered Empire series has been getting some love on Amazon Australia, because Mercy Mission, Seedlings and History Lesson all hit the Amazon Australia space opera and adventure SF category bestseller lists: Mercy Mission: Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,781 Paid in … Continue reading

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A Bestseller in Australia

It’s been a while since I hit an Amazon category bestseller list, especially since the introduction of Kindle Unlimited messed up the rankings and also caused them to lag behind the sales reports. However now Flights of Madness has hit … Continue reading

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Yet more Amazon bashing from Germany

I’ve been planning this post for a few days now, gathering links, when Amazon decided to escalate its battle with Hachette by sending a rather strange e-mail to everybody with a KDP account. At first, I actually thought this was … Continue reading

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Reactions to Kindle Unlimited from around the Web and a look at subscription services in general

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited subscription program continues to dominate the debate in the online indie publishing community. I already explained why Pegasus Pulp e-books won’t be available via the program. Now let’s hear what some other authors, indie, trad and … Continue reading

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