Monday, September 22, 2014

Lazy Day post... Weekly Links

Just a quick post this week. After last week's Step-by-step Guide which took me a few hours to write, this week we are just looking at a few things on the web that interest me.

First up - Hugh Howey's latest post on Ruminations on ExclusivityI have to say, that since the launch of Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited, my KOLL/KU sales have more than quadrupled. This is huge - especially if KOLL/KU sales start out-numbering my actual sales. I have kept many of my books exclusive to Amazon for this reason, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

Basically Hugh Howey is letting us know that with Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited - a library borrowing programme for ebooks on Amazon - he is getting more readership and royalties from borrows than if he had his books in other online stores like Nook, B&N and iBook. For Hugh Howey, going exclusive to Amazon is working better for him than selling his books world wide. This is quite a controversal subject but I'm glad Hugh is putting his opinion out there.More here:
Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books announcement indicates change in New Zealanders’ reading habit. Interesting to read how many more picture books are making the list this year.

A Step-by-step guide: A quick and dirty ebook with Calibre. This is a great post with screen shots, much like my own step by step guides.

27 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts by Joan Y. Edwards. Updated last month, this is a fantastic list of publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts.

And some gorgeous cakes based on Roald Dahl's stories. :)

That's all this week, hope you have a good one.

Over and out,
~ Joy Findlay

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