Erotica publisher, author charged after manipulating book s…

Jana Koretko

An independent, small publisher and author has been charged with manipulating ebook sales data to defraud other authors.

It’s difficult enough for writers and authors to eek out an income from their hard work without this breach of trust taking place.

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Hummingbird – Do We Have a Viable Alternative to Amazon for Ebooks?

http://hummingbirddm.com/

Hummingbird for Book Publishers. Sell the e-books and audiobooks you publish from your own branded storefront. Missing out on direct to consumer digital sales? With Hummingbird, you can be up and running in minutes and start selling your e-books and audiobooks directly to your readers via your own branded storefront and branded app. Why send your customers to another company’s website? You can even sell the books of other publishers/authors, and get paid the Merchant cut!

The short info you need:

Hummingbird pays 73% of your own titles and 12-23% of the retail price other titles sold from your storefront.

Direct deposit to your bank account.

Looks like there’s no download charges, or tax withholding.

This could well be a decent addition to your portfolio of sales vendors.

As always, do the due diligence on the vendor, and please do make comment of you have experienced them or have other info.

 

Source: For Book Publishers – Hummingbird Digital Media

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Amazon’s Audible introduces shareable audio ‘Clips’ to make audiobooks more social – GeekWire

Sharing your favorite passages from an e-book is pretty easy. Just highlight the text and click to share. But there’s a big difference between reading a passage and hearing it read by a great actor or passionate author. With an update to the Audible app coming out today, Amazon is trying to make it as easy to share audiobooks as it is to share e-books.

Source: Amazon’s Audible introduces shareable audio ‘Clips’ to make audiobooks more social – GeekWire

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Forget e-books, Audiobooks may be the real future of reading – MarketWatch

Audiobooks racked up $1.5 billion in sales last year, and remain the fastest-growing segment of the book publishing industry.

“When I called Audible, Amazon’s audiobook subsidiary, the company crunched the numbers and found examples of books in every imaginable genre that sell better as spoken than written words — sometimes four times as well. (Characteristically reticent Amazon declined to give exact sales figures across formats.)So why were these audiobooks outselling the text versions? As I studied the range of romance novels, thrillers, self-help and business books that sold better in audio, I could find no discernible pattern or formula to explain what made a title an audiobook hit.”

Source: Forget e-books, this may be the real future of reading – MarketWatch

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