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Bottom Dropping Out on LSI?

There’s been reports of issues with March updates of publisher revenues at LightningSource.  I understand the concern.  For a couple years there, I structured my life around catching the daily LSI sales report at 1:40 a.m EST. In addition to … Continue reading

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Suppose You Could Alter That Contrived Narrative, But Why Bother?

What’s worse, really?  The fact that some idiot spent 18 months regurgitating BS about a non-existent requirement to use Digital Rights Management in the Kindle Store?  To the point of offering some story about how, try as he might, he … Continue reading

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Beats 0 Sales

Mr. Sturman’s translation of The Sorcerer’s Revolt is ranked at around 86 among books priced between $3-5 in the Iphone App Store.  Cool thing is, that’s more than zero; sad thing is, it’s probably not all that much more… Oh … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Get Reviews Pulled That Fast

As a follow-up, Dorchester is announcing an expanded partnership with Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, which includes Hard Case Crime.  So we know who to blame! The second review, a one-starred thing relating exclusively to format of Charles’ book. has been pulled, … Continue reading

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A Hard Case of Formatting

I just emailed Charles Ardai about Kindle books and other stuff.  Hard Case has been ebooking since April, but there’ve been some issues with layouts in the Kindle Store.  That’s not on HCC.  Their distributor, Dorchester, is the one who … Continue reading

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Windwalker Price Cut!

$1.99!!! He’ll perhaps be our bellwether again.  Or no.  Guy has a printed version, for god’s sakes. In related news–end of the month, fat and happy with Kindle ACH deposits–there is, in fact, one thing Amazon is doing wrong: Yes, … Continue reading

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Will That Be Spun As Filler or Edocs?

Apress, a direct competitor to O’Reilly, somehow managed to put 200 books into the Kindle store, despite not using the Universal Consumer Format.  Apress also sells ebooks direct, as .pdfs, don’t know if they’re secure or not. What’s fascinating about … Continue reading

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Time To Update The Kindle Store Graphic

150k books is a distant memory. They’re now at 161,443.  More interestingly, we’re back to a lag before Mobi-store published show up in Kindleville. Though there’s still a backlog of around 600 works, I’ve been putting her titles into Mobi … Continue reading

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Lyrics Have Changed, But Kindle FUD Remains The Same

OK, for the record, I’m extremely pissed at Amazon at the moment.  No, don’t worry, all’s good on the Kindle front, CreateSpace is dandy, Booksurge kinda eh, but when I gotta look up from yet-another hike in shipping costs (below … Continue reading

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False Alarm: Windwalker’s Still in the top 11

How To Use Your Kindle currently sits in the 11th spot on Amazon’s Kindle Store best-seller list, something that wouldn’t happen if sales of Kindle were drying up.  More interestingly, like a lot of small presses, Mr. Windwalker has been … Continue reading

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