London Book Fair saw an emphasis on audiobooks, big data, and blockchain. And Amazon runs into problems with scammers while Kobo expands its audiobook offering to France.
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Amazon has taken action against manipulators of its Kindle Unlimited programme, as well as more hapless terms and conditions violators. They have also launched Great on Kindle, a scheme for non-fiction ebook authors.
In a bad week for erotica writers, Amazon doesn’t seem to know what it is doing with their rankings. And a major new umbrella organization, the Independent Bookshops’ Alliance, launches in UK Parliament.
Smashwords partners with Findaway Voices, more than a million ebooks have now been borrowed through Overdrive, and we meet the best ebook coders.
Arts Council England has issued a report outlining what it thinks the impact of technology on culture will be in the next decade, ebook platforms expand in Europe, unstaffed bookstores are with us, and it has been a very sad week in the indie community as cyberbullying has dominated much of our discussions on social […]
Streetlib launches a marketplace for authors and service providers, the Audible Romance controversy rumbles, on, and we look at the differing trends in ebooks across the globe.
Initial royalty payments from Audible Romance are distinctly underwhelming, Amazon sponsors DigitalBookWorld, and Publica announces a blockchain-based alternative to DRM.
Hachette’s CEO claims that ebooks are a stupid product but admits publishers are partly to blame, while Amazon’s own imprints look strangely dominant in its bestseller charts, and sales of ebooks in Germany stagnate.
Wattpad are giving viewers the chance to decide if they like the look of a series with short pilot adaptations taken from the site, while a court rules if you embed copyright-infringing content from elsewhere on your website, you may be liable, and Book Expo gets a makeover but may have forgotten a key ingredient […]
Amazon moves into from-your-doorstep delivery and releases a WordPress plug-in to turn your blogs into podcasts, the EU fails to do away with geoblocking, and earning a living through self-publishing non-fiction on Medium proves tricky.