• August 2015
    @Preeva Tramiel I absolutely understand what you say, but if I was in that position having a reference book out I would certainly not be opting into any lending program, for that very reason. That said, lends are only for a short period of time,...
  • August 2015
    Thank you for the comments, folks :) So far, the likes of the lending feature can be opted out of depending what scheme you want to use with Amazon (see a previous post of mine here that explains what your options are with Amazon). There are...
  • April 2015
    Many thanks for the comments so far :) Yes it's pretty telling that some/many won;t have heard about this because non-EU governments really haven't shown an interest. In fact, even in the UK the HMRC (UK's tax authority) came under fire from all...
  • August 2014
    One of the main stumbling blocks for non-US authors is the lack of a US presence. Take Apple for example - you have to have a US Social Security number, US bank, and US address. Amazon don't require that since they can allow you to use your Canadian...
  • August 2014
    With any new industry ('new' in a mainstream sense, since ebooks have actually been a flourishing below-mainstrem industry since before 2000), many entities will try to build a customer base quickly to provide the foundation for the future. So terms...
  • August 2014
    Hi Kathryn, Unless your books are in KDP Select they will not be available for Kindle Unlimited. I'm not certain that Kindle Unlimited, as it currently stands, will affect sales much. The choice people have for $10 a month is pretty poor. Amazon...
  • August 2014
    Thank you, Cate, and I hope the informatio helps you come decision-making time. If you have any questions or anything confuses you further, please get in touch :) JB
  • August 2014
    Thank you all for the great feedback, and I'm happy if it helps clarify the Amazon conundrum. @Olga, you strike on another point I make to people about Amazon. While all appears rosy for authors and small publishers right now, we should never expect...
  • September 2013
    I know many others who, like myself, have a love/hate of Amazon, but essentially my view of Amazon is a business-only point of view, and I would encourage everyone to adopt the same view. Whether you are an author self-publishing, or going through...
  • September 2013
    An alternate title could be "Is BOGOF a Bad Word?" Sure sounds like one. :) You know me. I'll always buy print even though ebooks are the cash cow. Neither print nor ebooks can allow one to devalue the other, IMO. It may be a matter of convenience...

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