At Futurebook 2021 audiobook subscription was a big focus, with large publishers seeing it as a threat while many saw it as a boon for consumers.
Spotify buys audiobook distributor Findaway. What does that mean for indie writers and the wider audiobook landscape?
Authors Guild lawsuit gets to the heart of the issue of time limits on claiming damages for copyright infringement.
Audible's expansion of its unlimited subscription model to India while it refuses to accept AI narration has implications for indies. ALLi wins Romantic Novelists' Association's Indie Champion Award.
Rachel MacLean wins the 2021 Kindle Storyteller Award with The Corfe Castle Murders. Social media for authors site Copper launches. Realms of Ruin, the first high profile literary NFT project sparks controversy.
Facebook promises 10,000 jobs in Europe working on the Metaverse. Amazon launches KDP Transparency Codes.
Amazon opens its first shop outside US for products with a 4 star review rating the same week data breach shows extent of fake reviews.
Inkitt raises $59m to take successful self-published stories from its platform to the screen. Publishing tackles climate change.
AI narration of audiobooks may threaten voice actors. US Senate Finance Committee demands publishers explain ebook licenses to libraries.
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.