Showing posts from November, 2015

Author roulette

So another month rolls by and the Kindle Unlimited payout for authors drops again. August - $0.00513992 per page read September - $0.00506979 per page read October - $0.0048099 per page read Under the 'Kindle Unlimited mark 2', Amazon having changed its payout regime to pay-per-pages read a few months ago, it seems that past performance is indeed a guide to the future. Slow erosion of values. Judging by the noise out there in author forums you'd be justified in thinking that yet another round of authorial head-scratching is underway. The question is, how does this make commercial sense? If Amazon wants to build a subscription-based ebook borrowing programme, they require not only customer loyalty, but author loyalty. Ah yes, profit, you say. There are plenty of prophets (profits?) of doom out there. The pricing war with the Big 5 publishing houses grinds on, sales of eBooks are dropping (invisible to me) and Indies all over are making hay, grabbing an increasin

New cover for The Pygmy Dragon

Today, the Pygmy Dragon comes to you with an all-new cover courtesy of the awesome Joemel, who has painted covers for Dragonfriend , Dragonlove , The Legend of El Shashi and now ... The Pygmy Dragon . I hope that you love this new cover as much as I do!