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What Authors Need to Know About Amazon’s New Author Rank Program

This week Amazon announced a new website feature called Author Rank, where the top 100 “most popular” authors are featured, alongside their books. You can view the top authors overall, or view by genre. This data is updated hourly, based on recent cumulative sales for...

Barnes and Noble Pulls Amazon Books from Shelves

There have been rampant rumors in the publishing industry in recent months about Barnes and Noble and its policies to not stock books by Amazon authors. Amazon owns several imprints so presumably this ban on their books by the largest brick and mortar bookseller includes...

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Program and Why I Won’t Participate

Amazon recently announced its KDP Select program, which invites publishers and authors to make their Kindle books available via Amazon’s lending program. Amazon users who participate in the book lending program (via Amazon’s Prime service, an annual subscription program), will have an “exclusive” list of...

History in the Making: Kindle eBooks Now Outselling All Books on Amazon

In a press release out today, Amazon announced that Kindle edition ebooks are now out-selling all other book formats on Amazon.com. For every 100 printed books sold on Amazon, they’re selling 105 ebooks. In July 2010, ebooks began outselling hardcover books on Amazon. Soon after,...

How to Add Your Book to Amazon’s ‘Search Inside This Book’ Feature

The “Search Inside This Book” feature on Amazon is a powerful option that allows book browsers the opportunity to view pages from your book. As a reader myself, I have used this feature to review the Table of Contents for books and other elements in...

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