Spotify has claimed that Apple is using anticompetitive behaviour in making competitors pay for more than a basic presence in the app store.
Audiobooks have been growing in popularity for a decade, without much sign of that growth slowing. And, even if Generation Z loves paper books, they are also used to audio-first as the way to get information. But, while the market for audiobooks has been growing, their share of the overall book market has remained low in absolute terms - an inevitable consequence of starting from a very low base.
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.