James Daunt officially takes over at Barnes & Noble, announcing a new Nook, and a new campaign seeks to cut tax on ebooks.
Five self-published titles win awards at the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITAs, while the dispute between libraries and publishers continues.
After taking a break for the month of July, 2019, the #AskALLi broadcast salons are back for a new season. As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford tells us, there's a bunch that's new: new shows, new co-hosts, and a new sponsor for the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
Libraries face tougher terms from publishers for lending ebooks, and booksellers launch a campaign to make the book business greener.
Audible introduces a controversial new captions feature that has sparked allegations of an unwarranted rights grab from publishers, and Wattpad have made their Premium and Paid Stories features global.
Co-writing has always been around. But in recent years, with the rise of faster publishing it's become more popular. One of the drawbacks of co-authoring as Indies is the lack of technology to help with royalty sharing and royalty payments. Until now. Publish Drive have launched a new royalty split system for co-authors which makes sharing royalties simple and pain-free.
PublishDrive launch Abacus, a new tool to enable indies to manage the paperwork that goes with collaboration, and the Audies open to entries.
People who bought ebooks through Microsoft have lost access to them this week while Amazon Storyteller entrants have the chance to see their work on screen.
Scribd snapshots offers a new way to entice readers, reports into the publishing industry show continued increase in audio sales, and major players ask whether self-publishing is reaching a turning point similar to the launch of the Kindle.
Big publishers change ebook terms for libraries, while libraries create new opportunities for indies, and what does Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency, mean for indies?
Copyright is fundamental to an author’s ability to publish and trade in books, create successful author-businesses, and earn an income from their work. Thus, changes in copyright law are of deep concern to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Our Copyright Bill of Rights offers ALLi’s interpretation and recommendations of what today’s authors and readers currently need from copyright law, policy, and practice.
A report by the UK government on why author earnings are at such low levels ignores the self-publishing landscape, we celebrate indie bookshop week, and explore the massive ebook potential of African markets.