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
the book world moves to online events, Barnes and Noble warns of delays to royalty payments, and libraries turn to ebooks
Internet Archive and its National Emergency Library sparks piracy claims, print sales in crisis while Storytel capitalises on digital boom
ALLi members Clare Flynn and Jemma Hatt win the 2020 Selfies Awards, and the Internet Archive gets into trouble over accusations of piracy
How CoVid 19 is changing the way the book industry works from writers helping writers to how we think of books. And questions about Bookstat
The end of sales tax on ebooks in the UK and the impact of coronavirus: libraries with a leading role in delivering digital reading and Amazon's priorities.