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Amazon Deep-Sixes MOBI

This comes from that dusty corner of the literary universe where we store things that may or may not affect you, and if they do affect you, it probably won’t be too much of a change, but it’s good to have this stowed there in case you ever need it…. As of June 28, 2021, […]

Trying to Figure Out the Brouhaha over Dr. Seuss

The decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises earlier this month to cease the sale of six classic Dr. Seuss titles has sparked debate about and accusations of censorship. It may be surprising to find children’s literature at the heart of current conversations about cancel culture and racial justice, so we wanted to survey the landscape of […]

How to Sell Your Books and Support Indies

There’s an old saying that nothing sells books like more books. Meaning, the more books you publish, the more books you sell. When people read one of your books, hopefully they go back and read your earlier books. Here at the Network, it’s our policy to always link a book title to the book’s listing […]

You May Want to Check on Your Books on Amazon

By Charles Fiore It had been a while, years even, since I checked the status of my books on Amazon. When I finally took a look recently, I saw a lot of strange things. These oddities were easily resolved, but I thought it might be worth sharing what I found—and how I fixed it—in the […]

Letter to House Protests Amazon’s Oversized Market Share

Following the House Antitrust Subcommittee’s capstone digital markets hearing, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google,” three groups representing thousands of authors, publishers, and booksellers in the United States – the Association of American Publishers, Authors Guild, and American Booksellers Association – have sent a joint […]

Today is World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! This holiday for bibliophiles is celebrated the world over each year on April 23–the date Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all passed away. (It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, including Maurice Druon, Haldor K Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel […]

ZenGarden.Club Seeks Writing Contest Judges

ZenGarden.club offers photography, haiku, fiction, and much more about gardens and gardeners, online, with some content free to subscribers and bonus content available to members. They also host seasonal contests where writers are asked to respond to a photograph and a haiku prompt. For example, their current contest, open for submissions through January 22, offers […]

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 […]