A blogging site that aims to boost authors' independent e-book sales has been created by writers Katherine Roberts and Susan Price in response to a significant contraction in many authors' earnings.
Roberts said: "The whole of paper-based publishing is now set up for bestsellers and instant profits, while e-books offer a better opportunity to build a long-term career." She added: "I am not aiming to make millions from this, I am aiming to make a living in the longer term."
The website venture, http://www.kindleauthors.co.uk/, is open to all UK-based authors, both adult and children's, as long as they already have a publishing "track record" to guarantee the quality of their work.
It will mainly sell Kindle editions of out-of-print books for anything up to £2.