Monday, September 10, 2012

On Moving Amazon's Mountain: Giving Indies Their Due

-posted by Ken

Last Thursday, Amazon.com announced a new program for authors, Kindle Serials. They suggested this wonderful new approach to publishing would encourage authors and readers to connect during the creation process and would also, presumably, allow readers to have some input into said process. Despite the fact that the announcement was nearly lost in the hoopla surrounding its presentation of the new Kindle Fire models, it has generated a fair amount of discussion on a number of discussion sites. The handful of Kindle Serials already launched have garnered very good sales and rank well among Amazon's ebook offerings. (See the Kindle Serials press release here)

Completely unmentioned is the role indie authors have played in helping to bring this about.