Writers' organizations unite in condemning ACX/Audible's response over returns, print on demand titles return to Bookshop.org
Indie titles disappear from Bookshop.org UK's catalogue and ACX Audible back down over royalties on returns.
Audible still have questions to answer over their returns policy, Frankfurt Book Fair will continue to be partly digital.
A look back at 2019's self-publishing news: libraries, audiobooks, global markets, and an existential question: what is reading?
It's now possible to publish audiobooks direct through your Kobo Writing Life dashboard, and Wattpad launch new opportunities in Brazil.
The audiobook market has grown in double figures for six straight years with a 37.1% growth in the USA in 2018. If you haven't entered the audiobook market yet, now is seriously the time. Author member Dawn Brookes is here with a look forward at where she thinks the future of audiobook publishing is heading.
With the rise of audiobook popularity, comes a familiar question to other book formats: wide or exclusive? Still today, indie authors struggle with the decision over whether or not to publish their ebooks exclusively with Amazon’s KDP Select or “to go wide” by distributing them to additional retailers. In today's post, author member Mary Louisa Locke discusses audiobooks and exclusivity.
Wondering whether it's worth the time and hassle to self-publish audiobooks? Let Amy Shojai, an ALLi professional member, persuade you, drawing on her own success story. She also shares top tips on routes into audio.
Are you making the most of the opportunity to get your share of the booming audiobook market? Let Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick make a compelling argument in this extract from their guide to authors' rights.
Interested in creating audiobooks? Make sure you pick the right narrator by following novelist Anna Castle and award-winning narrator Joel Froomkin's top tips, presented here in interview form.
Initial royalty payments from Audible Romance are distinctly underwhelming, Amazon sponsors DigitalBookWorld, and Publica announces a blockchain-based alternative to DRM.
Why indie authors should add audiobooks to their catalogue - and how to do it in an affordable manner