Amazon backs down on threat to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards. RB Media, owner of Overdrive, celebrates record year.
France makes free book delivery illegal in war on Amazon. Stanford Travel Prize open for indies. What Spotify's and Kakao's new acquisitions mean for the future of subscription services.
New report claims Amazon makes $121bn revenue from its sellers. Youboox Switch allows readers to switch from ebook to audiobook seamlessly.
As you probably know, ALLi has been supporting the Audiblegate campaign run by the valiant and inspiring Susan May, aiming to right the wrongs done by Audible-ACX's user agreements and payment practices. The campaign is making significant in roads, but in order to continue, we're asking for the community's help.
Inkitt raises $59m to take successful self-published stories from its platform to the screen. Publishing tackles climate change.
A perennial problem for indie authors is the interplay between Amazon and IngramSpark, where POD titles by Ingram are marked on Amazon as requiring days, weeks, or even months for fulfillment; or they are shown as "out of stock" entirely. Today, John Doppler ALLi's Watchdog and Adam Croft, discuss the issue of Amazon and IngramSpark delays.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Using KDP to make a book available on Amazon
While the aim of many indie authors is true independence, at the moment, many of us still rely heavily on one particular store: Amazon. Which is why when you receive a threat from them, like having your publishing account closed, or your affiliate account shut or that they're going to pull your book unless you can prove you own the rights, it's scary. In this post, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you can do if Amazon ask you to prove your publishing rights.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Using Amazon Live with Jim Fuhs and Chris Stone
What the EU Copyright Directive (Article 17) means for indie authors, and Bologna Children's' Book Fair puts self-publishing centre stage.
AuthorSHARE will pay royalties to authors for sales of second hand books. Amazon faces antitrust lawsuit over marketplace.
This post marks the first in what will be a series of update post combining the most important news and information as the campaign progresses.