Category Archives: Books

Amazon’s New Program for Fanfiction Authors

Squibstress has written a thoughtful article on Amazon’s new program for fanfiction authors. Give it a read!

Amazon’s Foray Into Fanfiction Publishing Is a Mixed Bag for Authors

Reblogged from Squibstress:

Yesterday, Amazon announced that it is entering into licensing agreements with rights-holders to offer a service that will allow fanfiction authors to publish and sell their work in Amazon’s Kindle store.

The program, called Kindle Worlds, pays undisclosed royalties to rights-holders (quaintly called World Licensors), and royalties of 20 percent of net (for works of 5,000 to 10,00 words) and 35 percent (for works over 10,000 words).

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Send to Kindle: Browser Extensions

KindleWould you like to be able to send any web page to your Kindle? Find a fanfic on the web, then send it to your Kindle to read later? Save a news article or blog post to read on your Kindle?

There are browser extensions to do that, and here’s a round-up of ones for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

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The C.S. Lewis “Narnia” series is on sale at Amazon.com as their Daily Deal today, 10 March 2012, for $1.99 (U.S.) per book, in case anyone is interested in this classic fantasy series. A few of the books are a … Continue reading

JKR’s Novel for Adults Now Available for Preorder

From Amazon.com’s site:

Just Announced: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling © Wall to Wall Media Ltd.  Photographer: Andrew Montgomery

The creator of Harry Potter is back with her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy. When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly, the empty seat he leaves on the town’s council becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the seemingly idyllic town of Pagford has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy arrives September 27, 2012, but you can pre-order your copy of the Kindle book now.

 

Pottermore Shop and British Editions

If you live in the U.S. and want the U.K. editions of the Harry Potter eBooks, Our Mirror of Erised has a post describing how to obtain them. Look for the post I made on 29 March 2012.