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Kindle Direct Publishing Adds $1.5M Holiday Bonus for KDP Select Authors
December 1, 2012 | 11:58 am

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing   With millions of Kindles bought (and many gifted) this holiday season, authors can earn a share of both the regular monthly fund and the bonus every time their book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on,, and In the first full year of KDP Select, Amazon will pay authors more than $7 million from the KDP Select fund; over 500 KDP Select books have reached the top 100 Kindle best seller lists around the world. [PRESS RELEASE] SEATTLE—November 29, 2012—(NASDAQ:AMZN)—, Inc. today announced that a bonus of $1.5 million has been added to the KDP Select global...

The Profitable Business of Kindle Book Lending
October 19, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Amazon Kindle TouchBy Andy Richardson, CEO of Influential Software Last week, Amazon announced that it was extending its controversial e-book lending scheme, the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, to the UK. In its current state, Kindle Lending Library is a value-added service to Amazon Prime, the premium delivery service for which the e-commerce giant charges £49 a year here in the UK. It allows users to ‘borrow’ one of a selection of 200,000 Kindle e-books at a time for free each month (or for the equivalent sum of £4.08 per e-book if you don’t make use of Amazon’s delivery service that month). Some publishers reacted with horror...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 13, 2012 | 9:17 am

Amazon Admits That the Kindle Paperwhite Has Some Problems (Gizmodo) Amazon expands Kindle owners' Lending Library to Europe (Paid Content) Why Google is right and the Authors Guild is wrong on book scanning (GigaOM) B&N Suffers a Two-Week Delay for UK Launch (Good E-Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Dawn (Xenogenesis Trilogy) by Octavia Butler {and} Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt * * *  Follow us @TeleRead Join us on Facebook     ...

Pottermore CEO discusses Amazon lending deal
May 10, 2012 | 11:50 pm

paidContent has talked to Charlie Redmayne, the CEO of Pottermore, about the deal Amazon announced to add the Harry Potter titles to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, the program that lets Prime-subscribing Kindle owners check out one e-book per month for free. Redmayne admits that the deal may cannibalize some sales, but he believes it will drive even greater sales as readers check out the first book and decide they want to read them all right away. And Amazon is paying “a large amount of money” for the right to lend the e-books, which will also help make...

All 7 Harry Potter ebooks coming to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – and in 5 languages
May 10, 2012 | 9:35 am

Images From the Amazon press release: Owning a Kindle just got a whole lot better for magic-loving Muggles. StartingJune 19, is adding all seven Harry Potter books (in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish) to the Kindle Owners’Lending Library(KOLL). Harry Potter is the all-time best-selling book series in history, andAmazon has purchased an exclusive license from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore to make the addition of these titles possible. The Kindle Owners’Lending Libraryis a benefit of Amazon Prime membership—Prime members also enjoy free two-day shipping on millions of items and unlimited streaming of more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes. The Kindle Owners’Lending Libraryhas now...

OverDrive fails to makes ebooks accessible by public libraries, says Thad Mcilroy
April 5, 2012 | 10:42 am

Cottage sm Thad Mcilroy, in his The Future of Publishing blog, takes a look at the relationship between Amazon and libraries.  Here's part of the post which discusses books in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.  He starts by looking at the books Amazon said does the best: ... ...Amazon doesn’t tell us the names of all 16 books, but reveals 10 books by 8 authors, and highlights an additional 5 ’Select’ scribes. I call them “The Amazon 13.” (Three volumes of Michael Wallace’s Righteous series were included on Amazon’s 16, but I counted him once.) I couldn’t survey every public library, so I choose a representative library system...

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library reaches 100K books
February 29, 2012 | 9:52 am

Images From the press release: The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library continues to grow rapidly, now offering more than 100,000 books that Amazon Prime members with Kindles can borrow for free—including over 100 New York Times Best Sellers like The Hunger Games trilogy—as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. “Kindle Owners’ Lending Library continues to grow rapidly – with over 100,000 titles, customers can choose to borrow a variety of breakout, best-selling titles for free, including ‘Nobody’ by Creston Mapes, ‘The Walk’ by Lee Goldberg and ‘Abducted’ by Theresa Ragan, as well as Kindle Singles from best-selling authorsAndy Borowitz, Karin Slaughter and Mishka Shubaly,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle...

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