Audiobooks have become a convenient reading choice for many people living fast-paced lives, fitting seamlessly into busy daily routines. This shift in readers' habits is reflected in the expansion of audiobook categories in book awards, which serve to acknowledge the unique qualities and contributions of this burgeoning medium. Today I take a closer look at audiobook awards.
This week on the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway addresses Spotify's claim of paying "tens of millions" to audiobook creators. The Society of Authors and other groups are demanding greater transparency from Spotify regarding these payments. Dan explores the implications of this issue for indie authors and the publishing industry.
Gen Z readers loving printed books and libraries, whatever the accompanying paraphernalia, is something to celebrate. Self-Publishing News Update with ALLi News Editor, Dan Holloway.
ALLi Director Orna Ross welcomes the Alliance’s newly appointed Business Adviser, Joe Solari. Listeners will get an insight into Joe's expertise and innovative vision for the indie publishing industry, followed by a detailed discussion about the upcoming Author Nation conference in Las Vegas, scheduled for November 2024, with early-bird tickets just released. Joe shares his exciting plans for the event, explains how it will differ from the 20Books conference, and what to expect if you attend this largest event in the world for indie authors.
Audiobook Market update: 236 million people pay for a Spotify subscription which in theory gives access to up to 15 hours of audiobook content a month.
One of our roles here at the Alliance of Independent Authors is to run our own campaigns to inform or support developments in the self-publishing community, as well as collaborate on the great campaigns run by others that share our values and goals. This week AskALLi gives you a rundown of all the current campaigns and how you can help with this 2024 ALLI Campaigns update.
In the latest episode of the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross explores the innovative potential of Kickstarter for book launches. Sharing her personal experiences, Orna reveals how Kickstarter serves as more than a funding tool, fostering deeper connections with readers and authors. A valuable listen for any self-publisher looking to tap into the creative possibilities of book publishing through crowdfunding.
Today's news update looks across legislation of AI: The EU's AI Act is in its final stages of passing into law. In the UK, the House of Lords issued a report on large language models.
This regular post from the Alliance of Independent Authors celebrates indie author success stories from across our members as inspiration for our indie author community. This time around we celebrate first standalone novels, publishing after retirement, and a locked room experience based on historical fiction books. A big congratulations to those featured in this month's Member Milestones: February 2024.
On the Self-Publishing News podcast with Dan Holloway: Research from Germany suggests children, not grown-ups, are driving a reading revival. Find out more with this new podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Three interesting snippet-lets that combine to form a story large enough to remind us of Amazon's relevance, newly released profit data, tips for discoverability of your book and their new personal shopper.
In this episode of the AskALLi Member Q&A podcast, hosts Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black delve into the often-confusing world of ISBNs and book distribution.