Daily Archives: May 23, 2015


Large Cash Stipend Literary Awards

I commented in last month’s Newsletter about the $50,000 Award for SE Asian Literature won by Jhumpa Lahiri; first, for the size of the stipend; and, second, for this amount slipping under my radar. Granted, this contest applied to only native SE Asian authors writing SE Asian content, but this […]


Amazon “Prime” Pool Pays Bonuses Not Royalties

Around the middle of each month, Amazon publishes its numbers from its author pool for books that are borrowed via the Kindle Unlimited program.  The January Amazon Prime fund was listed at $8.5 million, which breaks down to $1.38 per book for the 6.175 million books that were borrowed.  While […]