Tag Archives: KDP Select

A book pimping post and the problem of free

First of all, happy book release day to Elke Marion Weiß whose debut crime novel Triangel is published today. A Kindle edition is also available. Elke was one of my teachers at university. Chuck Wendig weighs in on KDP Select … Continue reading

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An Interview and Some Links

First of all, I’ve got another interview up. This time around, I was interviewed by Peter Joseph Lewis at Why Did You Write That? Drop by and say hello. And now for a couple of links: Writer Ian Duncan responds … Continue reading

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Cora is interviewed – again, The Guardian is stupid on e-books – again – and people are discussing e-book prices and KDP Select – again

First of all, I’m interviewed by singer/songwriter and novelist Marie Symeou on her blog today. Come on over and say hello. The Guardian is being stupid on e-books – again – at least as evidenced by this article by Antonia … Continue reading

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Cora testdrives a Kindle, compares the relative merits of different e-readers and hits a bestseller list.

A few days ago, I was at Staples, because I needed some ink cartridges for my printer. By the entrance I noticed a sign: Amazon’s Kindle e-readers now available at Staples for only 99 Euros. Intrigued, I went in search … Continue reading

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The Debate That Would Not Die: iBooks Author, KDP Select and Exclusivity

Apple’s e-book related event in New York today turned out to be mainly about textbooks and educational publishing. Definitely a lucrative market for them to get into, but not really of any relevance to the indie writer. Besides, as Passive … Continue reading

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More on KDP Select and Pricing

I already explained my stand on Amazon’s KDP Select program, which demands exclusivity from indie authors in exchange for participation in a US-only lending library program and five free promotion days. The short version is: No way will I participate … Continue reading

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December e-book sales and a look back on our first year in business

Kristine Kathryn Rusch may have some doubts whether the predicted post-Christmas e-book sales rush will happen this year, but at least as far as I am concerned the Christmas sales increase is real. For in December 2011, I sold 17 … Continue reading

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November Sales and why you won’t find Pegasus Pulp e-books in KDP Select

First of all, I just noticed that I never posted the November sales figures. Well, they weren’t all that great. The month started out pretty well, but then sales ground to a halt with all of those Amazon promotions over … Continue reading

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