May 2015 Author Earnings Report (Author Earnings)
With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always something new that surprises us. Often, it’s something we weren’t expecting, like the massive shadow industry of ISBN-less ebooks being sold, or the effect Kindle Unlimited has on title visibility. This time, we went into our report curious about one thing in particular. But we were still not prepared for what we found.
New Author Earning Report Doesn’t Explain the AAP’s Drop in eBook Revenues in January (Ink, Bits & Pixels)
It does not, however, answer my questions about AAP’s Statshot report from January of declining ebook sales; it raises more questions. And to be clear, I know I have reached a different conclusion from the official Author Earnings Report, and I will explain why later in the post.
Business Musings: Debt Collection (The Freelance Scramble Part 4) (Kris Rusch)
All of the tools I discuss in this post can lead to bridge burning if handled incorrectly. You should not burn bridges except in an extreme situation—no matter how much money someone owes you. So do not misuse the tools I’m listing here.
What to expect at the Google I/O 2015 Conference (Android Community)
It’s that time of the year when developers are busy preparing for the Google I/O conference. Google especially is working harder year after year to deliver the best sessions. It’s one tech event that reporters, bloggers, and fans around the world look forward to because it is when the latest Android platform is revealed. This year, we have the Android M to be excited about and we’re expecting the guessing game for what the letter “M” could be–Muffin? Milkshake? Macaron? Meringue? Your guess is as good as mine.
Kindle Daily Deals: Shadows and Strongholds (and others)