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At the end of every month we invite romance author Zoe York on to share hers thoughts and information regarding the latest news in self-publishing and the indie industry. This episode we discuss the below items:

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Kindle Storyteller

Want to receive a £20,000 cash prize, have your book published by Amazon and translated into another language? Then enter the Kindle Storyteller contest. All you need to do is publish something new in Kindle Select and meet other requirements for your chance to win. Entries close 19 May.

Do KU readers behave differently to non KU readers?

Written Word Media conducted a survey of almost 1,000 readers to see if KU subscribed readers behaved differently from non subscribers. It seems they do. One example of this is that 71% of the KU readers read at last 5 books a month while only 57% of non KU readers read the same amount. Another takeaway from the article is that KU readers are more likely to leave a review, although it won’t be marked as a verified review.

Amazon Australia is finally expanding!

It’ll go from only offering ebooks, audiobooks, ereaders and Prime video to a veritable bounty of goods. This will very definitely shake up the retail market in Australia and hopefully mean shipping will be a shit tonne cheaper.

And now for something a little different…

We thought we’d do something a little different and do a sort of state of the union type summary of collaborative projects: Kindle Worlds, shared worlds and boxed sets.

Quick FYI about a change at Audible

Audible no longer allowing you to gift credits for your audiobook.

Zoe York’s talk at the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America Conference

Zoe York

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy mom of two young boys and the creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.