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
ALLi is calling out Amazon on their Audible refund policy, which is resulting in unknown numbers of audiobook authors and narrators around the world being deprived of income. Bookshop.org suffers a glitch, confusing some indie authors, and the end of an era with the end of Book Expo America.
Kickstarter celebrates a record year for comics, Audiblegate latest, Libraries in America need financial Covid support.
Audible's Easy Exchange program has turned the platform into a lending library, funded with royalties seized from authors.
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.