John Scalzi calls it as he sees it regarding Amazon’s upcoming pay-by-the-page payment plan for Kindle Select authors enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited eBook subscription service.
There is no upside for the authors.
Techdirt reports that Germany plans to restrict the sale of “Adult” eBooks to a 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. window.
According to a GalleyCat post Indie publisher and distributor Smashwords will now allow authors to offer pre-orders of their titles for up to a year in advance of a sales date.
Publishers Weekly reports on changes Amazon is making to its Kindle Unlimited “all you can eat” eBook subscription service. Now Amazon is going to pay authors based on each page read. (This is bound to rankle the short story writers who were cleaning up under the old “10% read for a full share” system.)
What exactly constitutes a “page” when it comes to reflowable text? I know. I know. Amazon will produce a formula similar to what it uses to determine the amount added to the monthly KDP Select global fund from which Unlimited authors are paid their shares.
THE SUMMER GARDEN
IN A LAND where it is always winter lives a beast who was once a man and who–if legend is to be believed–might be a man again.
If love can conquer all, and the magic of the summer garden can bring that love to him.