A report by the UK government on why author earnings are at such low levels ignores the self-publishing landscape, we celebrate indie bookshop week, and explore the massive ebook potential of African markets.
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.
A shortage of paper causes concern for resurgent print book sales, and half of Americans have listened to an audiobook.
KDP and Audible offer new features, and StreetLib expands to the Middle East and South Asia following its plans for Africa.
Plagiarism is in the news, possibly targeting indies and on KDP in general and we examine the indie presence at London Book Fair.
Poetry is taking the publishing world by storm, and new players enter the blockchain sphere while Kindle page read payments dwindle.
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.