Subscription reading platforms continue to grow, but they remain small and vulnerable to Amazon. Ingram's print on demand grows as print sales rise.
Frankfurt Book Fair wants to hear from you, the latest insights on audiobooks, and Amazon makes a move in Sweden and India.
Bookbeat Insights offers transparency for authors making their work available on subecription services; new opportunities from Twitch.
PublishingPaidMe, InclusiveIndies, BlackoutBestSellerList, We Need More Diverse Books and other responses from the book industry to Black Lives Matter.
US Selfies Awards announces its shortlist, #publishingpaidme highlights industry advance discrepancies, and the future of online festivals
The RWA launches a new prize, the Vivian, replacing the Rita, Scribd launches Scribd Perks with an increased bundle and publishers count Covid-19 cost.
Kobo Plus expands into Canada, Wattpad studios will develop manuscripts for the screen in house; Storytel see more growth.
Apple Books for authors is here, Ingram Spark introduce changes including free ISBNs, audiobooks drive publishing stability
Wholsealer Bertrams confirms its future is uncertain as owner of Barnes and Noble buys its online bookstore, UK cuts sales tax on ebooks
Barnes and Noble struggle with royalties to ebook distribution platforms, Patreon lays off staff, and good news for bokosellers might not be what it seems.
What if a Hybrid Publisher Wants to Charge me a Ton of Money? That's among the questions answered in this month's Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon with Michael LaRonn and Sacha Black (filling in for Orna Ross), followed by Dan Holloway's news roundup.
The fate of audiobooks during the coronavirus crisis is unclear: some publishers are very concerned but in Europe streaming is booming. And Publishers Weekly launch #booksareessential