Amazon's brushing scam and fake review scandal; artificial intelligence writes convincing journalism, sales tax on ebooks in Brazil.
For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to the giant that is Amazon. If you missed our introduction series to global book markets, you can read them here: Africa, India and China markets in Asia, the Middle East North Africa markets, the Ibero-America markets, the Asia-Pacific markets and the European markets, and also a special edition on the English-language markets. This is international insights: Amazon edition.
US booksellers, publishers, authors call for antitrust action against Amazon. American Booksellers Association criticises Bookshop app terms.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.
Frankfurt Book Fair wants to hear from you, the latest insights on audiobooks, and Amazon makes a move in Sweden and India.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Lessons From a Best Selling Author with Adam Croft
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.
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
A BBC documentary looks at what Amazon knows about the way you use your Kindle. New research will look at whether other media poses a threat to reading.
DigitalBookWorld bans MacMillan over library charges and Amazon tops $1 trillion market cap, and KKR shape up for a serious digital move.
Amazon made a variety of welcome changes to their advertising dashboard in 2019. These changes create opportunities and challenges for authors. Laurence O'Bryan, ALLi partner member and founder of ad agency for books, BooksGoSocial, is here to explain the latest Amazon ads dashboard changes and what they mean for you.