Did Amazon ban an erotic ebook over nude drawings?

Late last November, a client of mine received a shocking email from Amazon: they were removing one of her erotic novels from Kindle Direct Publishing over violations of their content standards (such as they are), along with a threat that, should she violate these standards again, she would be permanently banned from KDP. Problem was, Amazon failed to specify the violating content. What made it even more of a mystery was that the ebook had already been on sale for over a year without complaint, the paperback version is still Read More …

KDP authors can now download mobi files to test before publishing

Amazon has made yet another unannounced change to the Kindle Direct Publishing author interface, this time to preview files. Previously, when an author uploaded a file to their dashboard they had the option to download an HTML version to test and, if necessary, edit. This option to download an HTML file is gone, replaced with the option to download a mobi file. Authors now have two options to preview: the Simple Previewer, which is the same e-ink previewer as before; and the Enhanced Previewer, which is actually just the same Read More …