KDP lets you print hardbacks, and PublishDrive adds distribution through Ingram as the global supply chain for print books run into problems. Meanwhile Audible Plus continues to expand.
Fintech company Intuit buys Mailchimp for £12bn. Amazon updates Kindle software. Joanna Penn celebrates 10 years as full time indie.
Salman Rushdie is to publish his next book as a serial on Substack. DigitalBookWorld's upcoming programme focuses on audio and AI, with the inevitable session on NFTs.
Publishers sue Audible for up to 5 years missing royalties over lack of returns transparency in Audiblegate latest. Frankfurt loses major exhibitors for its in-person book fair while publishers seem to be thriving without the book fair merry-go-round. Only Fans reverses content crackdown raising questions over the relation between platforms and payment partners.
The Only Fans content ban has implications for indie authors, exposing our dependence on payment services. Read Black Fantasy and Black Independent Authors Day celebrate black authors in the indie community.
Indie legend LJ Ross celebrates 7 million sales. Medium changes its Partner scheme's terms to offer referral fees, and there's a warning of a review bombing threat on Goodreads.
In a week where apps dominate self-publishing news, Kobo Plus in Canada celebrates its 1st year with interesting insights into subscription readers' habits. INKR makes comics more accessible across languages. And AppSumo launches its Book Author Collection of apps.
The Crime Writers Association admits indie authors following a members' vote. Kindle 3G will lose functionality but Amazon offers $50 towards a Paperwhite. Twitter to introduce an e-commerce feature.
Tumblr Posts Plus offers creators the chance to monetise social media, and the Metadata Capabilities Directory offers a glimpse behind the discoverability curtain.
Overdrive, Pratilipi, and Substack offer new opportunities for going wide, and the book industry starts to reopen.
eBookFairs launches a tool for checking how covers work across different media. Bookshop.org continues to thrive
Twitter Facets, now being trialled, would let you tweet to different audiences from the same account, Jane Friedman breaks down indie author income streams.