Roundtable Round Up

Our views on the last week's industry news...

SPRT #170 – Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 1 December 2016

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Everyone’s favourite Romance author, Zoe York joined us on the News Roundtable Roundup to discuss:

– Didn’t Amazon do well this Thanksgiving?
– Facebook has been exaggerating the truth…
– Barnes & Noble still exists and they’re trying really hard!
– Vulnerability to WordPress has been fixed
– ZOMG The end is nigh! SPRT to end!

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SPRT #167 – Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 3 November 2016

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Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our monthly podcast (first Thursday of the month) where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the previous month’s news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.

This week Zoe York joined us to discuss:

– Author Earnings: Indie eBook Market Share is down!
– Will the real Stephen King please stand up
– Reedsy launches free publishing courses
– Changes to the Kindle Publishing Guidelines
– Changes to the Amazon pre-order rules

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SPRT #163 – Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 6 October 2016

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Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our monthly podcast (first Thursday of the month) where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the previous month’s news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.

We were joined by Supernatural Thriller and Post-Apoc author, John L. Monk and discussed:

– Amazon bans incentivised reviews
– KU page reads missing
– Harlequin Lawsuit finally sorted
– Ellora’s Cave is closing, but…

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SPRT #158 – Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 1 September 2016

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Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our monthly podcast (first Thursday of the month) where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the previous month’s news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.

Romance author Zoe York joined us tonight to discuss:

– Penguin Random House still claiming that subscription services are hurting authors
– Joanna Penn’s strategy for getting on a bestseller list
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author taken to court by Hachette

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Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 3 July 2016

Author Zoe York returned! She joined Chrishaun Keller-Hanna and Erica Conroy to discuss the below topics:

– B&N launches “new” Nook Press
– Spam, spam, spam! From B&N and Books Butterfly
– Samhain Publishing u-turns on closure
– Zoe rants about Neilsen’s Romance (R)evolution conference
– SPRT’s upcoming Mystery / Thriller / Suspense promo 27 – 29 July 2016

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Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 19 June 2016

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Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our fortnightly podcast where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the latest news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.

Author Zoe York returned! She joined Robert Chazz Chute, Xavier Granville and Erica Conroy to discuss the below topics:

– Amazon is cracking down on advertising sites
– KDP Accounts being shut down without warning!
– Author Earnings May Report

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Fortnightly Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 29 May 2016

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Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our fortnightly podcast where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the latest news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.

Author Zoe York returned! She joined Chrishuan Keller Hanna and Erica Conroy to discuss the below topics:

– Ellora’s Cave are at it again…
– Trad published authors are afraid we’re devaluing their beautiful books!
– Bookbub Ads coming soon
– Another trad pub acquires self-pub company
– Then this from Zoe…

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Weekly Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 10 April 2016

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Author Jim Johnson joined Chrishuan Keller, X and Erica to discuss the below topics:

– Oh B&N you’ve done it again…
– New paying platform for internet content publishers
– Is the Facebook ads 20% text rule on the way out?
– Audible is branching out with podcasts and news
– Value Added Tax (VAT) on eBooks in Europe may be changing!
– Taming the Amazon sales algorithm

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Weekly Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 3 April 2016

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Science Fiction author Jamie Dodge joined Erica today to discuss the below topics:

– Author should tear this plagiarist to shreds
– When original content creators feel sorry for the plagiarist
– James Patterson presents…
– Today an AI writes a novel, tomorrow… the world!
– 22% of eBooks sold in UK are self-pubbed… or are they?
– Colour me crazy!

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Weekly Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – 13 March 2016

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Chrishaun Keller played host today because Blab hated Erica for some strange reason! She was joined by Cate Morgan and D. R. Yurkas to discuss the below topics:

– Amazon aims for scammers but smacks innocent authors too!
– Apple is denied!
– Gdocs / Drive has a neat new trick!
– Something interesting about Kobo’s reader audience

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Weekly Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff – February 28th 2016

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Xavier played host today and was joined by Chrishaun Keller and special guest Stephen Campbell. Topics covered include:

– John Grisham is offering a permafree book that he says will save lives
– Amazon’s ‘supposed’ secret project
– Amazon is again banning heaps of reviewers and deleting all of their reviews – innocent reviewers also caught up in the sweeping bans

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