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How to Merge Your Amazon and KDP Accounts

If you’ve published a book through Amazon’s CreateSpace and / or Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), then you no doubt noticed last fall when Amazon announced they were merging the two publishing arms. Prior to this merger, an author worked through CreateSpace to publish hardcopies of their books and through KDP to offer electronic versions. This […]

PublishDrive Now Offers Amazon Advertising Tool

From our friends at PublishDrive: PublishDrive recently became the first self-publishing platform to integrate Amazon advertising. Last month, PublishDrive introduced a built-in Amazon advertising tool, representing a first in the self-publishing industry. PublishDrive has released an updated version of the tool, which now supports advanced targeting options and is enhanced by proprietary AI technology. Together, […]

When a Publisher Cuts Ties with Amazon and Sales Soar

For writers, and especially publishers, it can sometimes seem like all roads lead through Amazon (much to the dismay of independent booksellers everywhere). But Educational Development Corporation, a publisher of children’s books and resources based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is seeing phenomenal growth and record-breaking net sales since making the risky decision to cut the Amazon […]

New Amazon Policy Could Hurt Authors and Publishers

The Independent Book Publishers Association sent an FYI to their members yesterday, and we wanted to pass it along to you. Anyone who shops at Amazon is familiar with the “Add to Cart” button on every product page. In the past, options to buy used versions of the product were listed below the buy button. And […]

While We Were Away . . .

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance celebrated our nation’s independence (as well as their own) by announcing the winners of the 2011 SIBA Book Awards.  Congratulations to the authors of this year’s winners. A few days before SIBA celebrated independence, some Amazon book reviewers were called out for their lack of same.  Always keep those grains […]

Boom, boom

I have links to two articles I want y’all to read; each of them is, in its own way, such a bombshell about the craft and business of writing in today’s book world that I hardly know what to say. (What, you ask?  No clever comment, witty set-up, deplorable pun with which to frame these […]