James Daunt commits to ebooks and Nook, what's happening with Independent Bookstore Day, Spotify moves into audiobooks.
It's perhaps no surprise that just like a reader has a preference for one author's voice over another, listeners will have a preference for one narrator over the another. Rosalind Minett, ALLi author member debates whether the author's spoken voice is the best choice for narration or whether we should leave it up to the professionals. One thing's for certain, choosing the right audiobook narrator is a difficult task.
We've been focused on audiobooks this month, with posts on the future of audiobooks, how to narrate them, and many more. But today brings something a little different. Today, author member Mary Louisa Locke looks to the promotion and marketing of audiobooks.
The audiobook market has grown in double figures for six straight years with a 37.1% growth in the USA in 2018. If you haven't entered the audiobook market yet, now is seriously the time. Author member Dawn Brookes is here with a look forward at where she thinks the future of audiobook publishing is heading.
Good quality sound is important for your self-published audiobooks and podcasts. When you're setting out to work in any audio format, there are a few tricks to getting studio-quality sound. And none of these have anything to do with your microphone.
If you've hung around the indie sphere long enough, then the audio boom isn't news. The question is, are you capitalising on it? Starting an author podcast is work, but it's good work that will reap benefits for the long term. Author member Holly Lyne is here to teach us how to start an author podcast.
With the rise of audiobook popularity, comes a familiar question to other book formats: wide or exclusive? Still today, indie authors struggle with the decision over whether or not to publish their ebooks exclusively with Amazon’s KDP Select or “to go wide” by distributing them to additional retailers. In today's post, author member Mary Louisa Locke discusses audiobooks and exclusivity.
An author's guide to narrating your audiobook. If it's fiction, it’s a bad idea. Of course, there are rare exceptions. Would it be right for your audiobooks? Audio professional Gordon Rothman shares his expert advice.
Audio is dominating the digital book market in Sweden, and the release of Audible for the Apple watch may lead to increases elsewhere.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten's Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.
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.
ALLi's self-publishing news looks back at the 2017 Futurebook conference, with an emphasis on inclusion and blockchain, and explores exciting news on audiobooks from Storytel and on the expansion of PublishDrive, while the news of Kindle giveaways from Goodreads makes less enticing reading.