After The Hype And Drama: Balancing Trad And Indie

‘Under The Right Conditions’ Germany is recognized as the third self-publishing market in size and activity. The United States and the United Kingdom are the first and second, respectively. And when Matting’s study of 906 authors asked them, 80 percent said they’d be willing to consider traditional publishing “under the right conditions.” Those “right conditions” for German-language authors,… Read More

Is the honeymoon over? KU comes between Amazon and its self-publishers

A kind of downgrade for Amazon, and nowhere near Wall Street The most significant change is that Amazon KDP has slipped to third and also reflects the growing discontent self-published authors have with the introduction of Kindle Unlimited and recent communications regarding the new VAT law in Europe for 2015. We also have five new providers entering… Read More

Marketing a Book Abroad? How About a Buddy System?

“I actually set this up with a dating portal software.” Matthias Matting Matthias Matting of Munich is playing something of a matchmaker for writers. HisAuthorbuddies.com has just gone live this week. It’s the sort of mutual aid society you find in the self-publishing world. You’re invited to drop by the site, look around, set up a free… Read More