Subscription services are the talk of Frankfurt Book Fair while Comic Con’s success demonstrates the continued rise of graphic literature. Amazon faces increased postal costs while Barnes and N oble Press has something new.
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The highlights of DigitalBookWorld, the future of blockchain, and Wattpad beta tests a pay-for option.
There is a new campaign to promote bricks and mortar bookstores, but many indie bookstores are at odds with indie writers over Amazon.
Audio is dominating the digital book market in Sweden, and the release of Audible for the Apple watch may lead to increases elsewhere.
The European Union’s copyright reform legislation passed last week. Many bodies representing authors and publishers are delighted. Many internet freedom campaigners are devastated. What does this mean for you. Also, interesting developments at Amazon.
The first ever academic survey into the factors that lead to someone becoming a writer has started to unveil its findings. A novel self-published through soon to be defunct Createspace has been shortlisted for a major French literary prize, causing outrage amongst booksellers.
Authors who fell victim to Tate Publishing will have to wait a little longer before they see any sign of justice or recompense. Barnes & Noble continues to implode while Storytel continues to grow.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten’s Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.
As libraries play an increasing part in people’s digital reading habits, it is increasingly important for indie writers not to follow the likes of publishing house Tor and restrict libraries’ access to their works. And the UK government launches a competition for an app to improve literacy.
Writing gives us freedom. Being indies gives us even more freedom. But new research asks how much freedom we really have in this marketplace.