If you’re a regular reader of this blog or a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), you’ll be aware that ALLi has been supporting the work of the author pressure group, Fair Deal for Rights Holders and Narrators in the campaign called “Audiblegate”. This post marks the first in what will be a series of update post combining the most important news and information as the campaign progresses.
If you haven’t already, please sign the #Audiblegate petition here and follow the latest at Audiblegate.com to be kept updated as this important campaign develops. Now over to Colleen, to explain the value of intellectual property, particularly in relation to audiobook rights.
Join the #Audiblegate mailing list here to be kept updated as this important campaign develops.
This will be the first in a monthly (or so) series of audible gate updates.
Audiblegate Must Read Blog Posts
In this post from Colleen Cross, she looks at whether or not audiobook authors should sell or license their audiobook rights. She dives into the benefits, problems and concerns of licensing and the consequences of doing so.
In this post, Colleen dives into the figures, the supposed earnings we get from ACX and the major discrepancies between what we’re told we get and what we actually get.
In this post, Colleen Cross examines audible subscriptions, what authors and narrators are supposed to earn and what they actually earn. The discrepancies are both shocking and alarming.
Audiblegate Update Posts
In the first post in the Audiblegate series, Susan May outlines how she discovered the Audiblegate issues and launched the campaign. The pressure group of authors and narrators is amassing evidence and testimony that is providing an understanding of what is happening to transactions and payment accounts at Audible. This post explains all.
In this post, Orna explains where the campaign has come from, where it’s currently at and where it’s going next. Orna also explains why this is such an important campaign and why you should care about what’s going on, even if you don’t have audiobooks yet.
Other Useful Posts
ACX, Amazon’s audio production platform, and Audible, its retail arm, are dominant players in the audiobook market. Their vertical integration gives Amazon tremendous control over all aspects of the audiobook market. Through them, Amazon dictates non-negotiable terms to authors, narrators, publishers, and customers, unfailingly to its own advantage. Which is why in this post, John Doppler, ALLi’s watchdog shows you audiobook publishing alternatives to ensure you have other options for your business.
In this post, Soundwise gives you an overview of what the landscape and industry looks like as well as the strategies you might employ to produce and distribute your audiobooks.