Audible’s new returns policy fails to satisfy rights holders. Microsoft bring AI-generated art to everyone with Design and Image Creator. Ingram invests in NFT marketplace Book.io.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Will Spotify shake up the world of audiobooks?
Audible's expansion of its unlimited subscription model to India while it refuses to accept AI narration has implications for indies. ALLi wins Romantic Novelists' Association's Indie Champion Award.
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.
KDP lets you print hardbacks, and PublishDrive adds distribution through Ingram as the global supply chain for print books run into problems. Meanwhile Audible Plus continues to expand.
Publishers sue Audible for up to 5 years missing royalties over lack of returns transparency in Audiblegate latest. Frankfurt loses major exhibitors for its in-person book fair while publishers seem to be thriving without the book fair merry-go-round. Only Fans reverses content crackdown raising questions over the relation between platforms and payment partners.
ALLi's Watchdog Desk contrasts ACX and Audible with six rival audiobook distribution services — Author's Republic, Findaway Voices, Kobo Writing Life, Lantern, PublishDrive, and Soundwise — to explore options for authors who wish to reach a wider audience beyond Amazon's walls.
If you're a regular reader of this blog or a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), you'll be aware of the campaign called "Audiblegate". This post by ALLi Director Orna Ross explains the nature of that campaign, how it began, the latest developments--and why it matters to all authors and publishers.
This is the second in a series of posts about the campaign known to self-publishing authors as #AudibleGate. ALLi would like to extend thanks to Colleen Cross for this post and for her work with the Fair Deal for Rights Holders and Narrators pressure group.If you haven't already, please sign the #Audiblegate petition here . We will keep you posted as the campaign develops. Now over to Colleen, to explain how audiobook authors and narrators are paid.
First of a series of #AudibleGate campaign posts. Authors question the funding of ACX/Audible's easy exchange program and lack of transparency
Social reading apps continue to expand as Literati raises $40m. Writers & writers' groups respond to Audible's new terms.
The sale of Wattpad to Naver, Audible's small movement on returns policy, and Rolling Stone's vanity publishing