Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our weekly podcast where we go back to our roots and have brought back the Roundtable aspect. Each Sunday (American time) we’ll invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the latest news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.
All things Nook / Barnes & Noble
Usually it’s Amazon dominating the headlines but this past week Barnes & Noble have stepped into the limelight and well…they’re shutting some things down. On 15 March they will:
- no longer offer third party android apps from their app store;
- no longer provide digital content–ebooks or the reading app for android–to the UK
This might have something to do with the reported 33% decrease in Nook and ebook sales from the last quarter. But what about the short notice? What’s with that?
See the full story:
Yet another potential scam targeting indie authors
A&M Publishing, from author Steve Alten, is the latest pay to play service on the block. So far their catalogue only consists of Steve’s books. They intend to use Steve’s leverage as a published author to get a beginning author’s books into physical stores. This, along with the publishing, editing, ISBN getting and other items, will only cost you, the author, at least $7,995. But if you want print books, that’ll cost more.
But wait, it gets better. Chuck Wendig caught wind of this and after mentioning Admiral Ackbar–whom he references many times thereafter–picks apart what A&M Publishing were offering. And then Steve comments. Multiple times.
See the full story: http://accrispin.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/new-authors-as-shark-bait-steve-altens.html
Amazon including ebooks in Giveaways now
But only if you’re in America >.<
See the full story: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/03/amazon-giveaway-for-ebooks/
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