Audio platforms continue to expand, record numbers of ebooks and audiobooks are downloaded from libraries through Overdrive
The Audible Captions dispute is close to a resolution, which is more than can be said about the controversy engulfing the Romance Writers of America.
Rakuten sells Overdrive to the same equity firm that bought audiobook platform RB Media, and Romance Writers of America implodes.
A look back at 2019's self-publishing news: libraries, audiobooks, global markets, and an existential question: what is reading?
Here we present the best podcasts of 2019. When it comes to reading, who said the eyes always have it? In fact, 2019 was the year of the ear. We're getting our information via podcasts, increasingly reading via audiobook. By now, even those who at first harumphed at audio are starting to get the message as the sales figures come in. At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we get it. That's why we spent much of 2019 expanding and improving upon our #AskALLi series of podcasts. We launched new ones, livened up old ones, and our audience is growing along with the the growth of audio.
Kobo turns 10, new projects look to improve literacy, and we look at what Brexit might mean for indies.
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.
In the final AskALLi podcast of the year, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn round up the biggest self-publishing stories of 2019…
Educational publishing offers opportunities for indies, as does the changing way people are reading - more on mobiles, less on ereaders.
An in depth news report from Futurebook 19 looking at what the conference had to teach indies with a focus on data and events.
Amazon and Storytel's different approaches to international markets & the US Patent Office wants your thoughts on the rights of artificial intelligence.
Data Guy keynotes at Futurebook 2019, Dean R Koontz's deal with Amazon, Amazon's new store layout, and the death of the long tail