A Smashwords blog post reports Amazon slashing author payouts as Kindle Unlimited fails to impress India readers with the $9.99 monthly eBook subscription. The online retail giant is dropping the fee to $3 and taking the difference out of authors’ pockets.
With Amazon changing the deal again so soon after its summertime switch to pay-by-the-page, it looks like industry insiders were right about the Netflix for eBooks business model being a no-win scenario that only works if authors are kept in the poorhouse.
Will exclusive “select” Indies continue to underwrite the Kindle-maker’s global ambitions by taking a smaller “share,” or will they head for the nearest door?
Last I heard, there is still a professional eBook market out there that actually pays royalties to independent authors for each title sold.
Softpedia reports that the free eBook library management software Calibre 2.42 upgrade supports the new NookGlowlight Plus.
In The Night Once More a wanderer on the road keeps losing track of time…and place. His only clues to who he is come from the many fatal wounds on his body and the recurring nightmares of a doomsday cop, a gunslinging clown and a maniac on a mission from God. Are they echoes from his past life, or is he haunted by something that followed him back from the grave?
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