The Week in Self Publishing: Kindle Pay-Per Page Debate, From Writerly to Bibliocrunch, Make a Living as a Writer and More

ICYMI: Hot headlines from the past week in self publishing.

Writerly’s Abigail Carter Joins Bibliocrunch

The former CEO of Writerly, Abigail Carter, has joined Bibliocrunch. She’ll serve as chief marketing officer of the community platform, which provides authors access to book publishing professionals as well as instruction and other resources. Learn more about Abigail Carter, and what led to her becoming an author.

Scribd Buys Librify

Book subscription service Scribd has bought social reading platform Librify. Reports are slim, but speculation says this positions Scribd to incorporate social e-reading into its platform.

Will the Kindle Pay-Per-Page Change Affect You?

Last Monday, Kindle announced that authors who participate in Amazon’s Kindle Direct Select program will now be paid by the number of pages their readers consume, rather than the percentage of the book they read. The change only affects authors who’ve opted into KDP Select, which lets authors grant exclusivity of their ebook to Amazon in return for promotional opportunities such as inclusion in the Kindle Direct Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited. But as with most announcements at Amazon, there’s been no shortage of controversy and more than a little confusion. Here are a few of the best explainers to crop up since the announcement last Monday. Matthew Ingram in Fortune explains why Kindle’s new pay-per-read model might be a good thing for authors.  And Porter Anderson dissects the nuances of how the pay-per-read program will actually work.

How to Make a Living With Your Writing: New Book Launched by Joanna Penn

Prolific thriller writer and author expert Joanna Penn just released her latest book. If you want to make a living with your writing (and who doesn’t?), check out the ebook version of Joanna Penn’s new book.

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