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.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter's new super followers offers newsletters and other revenue opportunities. Overdrive CEO looks at future of ebook lending.
This is the fourth 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. Colleen’s first post provided useful background information that sets the context for the second more detailed post about one particular earnings category read that here. Today we're looking at whether or not you should sell your audiobook rights.
Today, we're going to talk about Findaway Voices, an audiobook service that's an alternative to Audible, which is causing headaches for indie authors after the Audiblegate controversy. We'll also talk about something called social reading. And we'll look back on the legacy of Jeff Bezos at Amazon.
Findaway Voices offers royalty bonus to authors leaving ACX exclusivity and Draft2Digital offers royalty splitting.
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
Kickstarter celebrates a record year for comics, Audiblegate latest, Libraries in America need financial Covid support.