Tag Archives: KDP Select

More interviews, more on corporate erotica censorship, the resurgence of short fiction and other cool links

First of all, I am interviewed by John Warner at the Indie Book Spot today, where I talk about writing, goals, the ebook market, KDP Select, etc… Come on over and say hello. Jim Kukral of the Author Marketing Club … Continue reading

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A Leap Day Link and an Interview

Today I’m interviewed by fantasy and YA writer Emily Ann Ward on her blog. Come on over and say hello. The links to all interviews I have done are also archived on the interview page. Meanwhile, Indie Reader discusses the … Continue reading

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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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