Delays in implementing copyright directive leaves writers unprotected as streaming services grow. New York libraries win ebook lending rights
What the EU Copyright Directive (Article 17) means for indie authors, and Bologna Children's' Book Fair puts self-publishing centre stage.
AuthorSHARE will pay royalties to authors for sales of second hand books. Amazon faces antitrust lawsuit over marketplace.
Spotify sets out audiobook ambition in a deal with Storytel. Amazon Publishing signs deal to allow libraries to lend its ebooks.
Hugh Howey launches Self-published Science Fiction Competition. Discord offers authors new live event possibilities.
Bookwire to launch an NFT market, London Book Fair online to take place over 3 weeks, RIP Joel Friedlander
Spotify and Apple offer new but different paid podcast models. Sales of digital books closing in on print.
2021 UK Selfies Awards winners announced. Wattpad Paid Stories writers earn $1m in 2 years. Book tours on hold.
Amazon launches Kindle Vella offering serial subscription publishing and reading, and London Book Fair 2021 announces it will be digital.
The value of subscription reading platforms shown as Patreon raises $155 valuing it at $4bn while Radish sells for $354m.
No decision on how London Book Fair will go ahead, more price fixing claims against Amazon; and Maryland libraries win first step in ebook case.
Wattpad Brand Originals pairs up brands and writers, Society of Authors conducts a contribution publishing survey, and questions continue over whether libraries cannibalize ebook sales.