Poetry is taking the publishing world by storm, and new players enter the blockchain sphere while Kindle page read payments dwindle.
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We look at how the role of author as publisher is changing, and the expansion of ebooks in Africa and audiobooks in India.
Booksellers stand up to Amazon and force a backdown over the withdrawal of the Abebooks website from several countries. Smashwords celebrates its half millionth title with a radical site overhaul.
Writing gives us freedom. Being indies gives us even more freedom. But new research asks how much freedom we really have in this marketplace.
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it – audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
Streetlib launches a marketplace for authors and service providers, the Audible Romance controversy rumbles, on, and we look at the differing trends in ebooks across the globe.
Initial royalty payments from Audible Romance are distinctly underwhelming, Amazon sponsors DigitalBookWorld, and Publica announces a blockchain-based alternative to DRM.
Amazon moves into from-your-doorstep delivery and releases a WordPress plug-in to turn your blogs into podcasts, the EU fails to do away with geoblocking, and earning a living through self-publishing non-fiction on Medium proves tricky.
Top stories from this week’s news round-up include reflections on the 10th anniversary of the Kindle, the future post-Pronoun, and a new study of how readers view Amazon’s book pages.
I spent the weekend imbibing the indie spirit (along with copious quantities of suitably rough coffee) at the fabulous Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival (Whence the photos used here). I was involved in three of the panels – poetry readings, writing about disability, and creativity. Most mainstream festivals would struggle to cover one of those bases […]