Category Archives: Amazon

Is Amazon’s “Duplicate Title” Problem Costing You Sales?

If you publish your own books or are published by a traditional publisher, there’s only one person who is really going to be paying close-enough attention to your books to catch the listings on Amazon that are for your book, … Continue reading

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Amazon KDP, It’s Time to Break through the 9.99 Ceiling

It’s all really about the value of books. Two sides met in battle.  On one side, there were several major publishers and Apple.  On the other, the Department of Justice (with Amazon in the wings, whispering into the DOJ’s ear).  … Continue reading

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It’s Booksellers, Not Publishers, Who are Responsible for High Prices

Everyone needs to make money.  I get that.  But I get a bit frustrated when I see comments on eBooks or even printed books about prices being too high.  That DVD used for that movie you bought costs 39 cents, … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Misleading Indie Publishers on VAT Pricing?

Is Amazon’s Kindle pricing system misleading indie publishers? Like many small publishers, I read with some confusion the various emails about Amazon’s changing approach to VAT or Value Added Tax in the European Union and Japan. But did you know … Continue reading

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iTunes Royalties and VAT-Inclusive Pricing

Yesterday I wrote about Amazon KDP royalties and how the changes in VAT in the EU would affect author and publisher income from Kindle sales.  Today, let’s tackle iTunes Royalties and VAT-inclusive pricing. You may not know this, but Apple’s … Continue reading

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Amazon KDP Royalties To Be Cut by VAT Pricing Changes

The following email has shown up a couple of times from Amazon’s KDP team and it contains a little hidden information that requires you to do some math to understand that changes in the EU tax laws will mean lower … Continue reading

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Why Apple has Lost the E-Book War

As I sit here writing this, it looks like Apple will be paying many millions to settle lawsuits with the various states over E-Book pricing, as well as to settle a class-action lawsuit for the same reason. These are essentially … Continue reading

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Should You List Your Books on Google Play?

And then there were fewer. . . Sony is closing the Reader store.  Nook has been such a drain on Barnes & Noble that when an erroneous report made it sound like Nook was going away, B&N’s stock rose 9%.  … Continue reading

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