On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Will Spotify shake up the world of audiobooks?
Today on Self-Publishing News: Spotify gets ready to go big on audiobooks, and they're working with writers to "innovate and create something that is different.” Also, IBPA has set new guidelines for hybrid publishers, and artificial intelligence is now creating cover art—making many artists nervous.
We all know audiobooks are big business, everyone is talking about how important it is to create them. But no one is talking about how to promote and market them. That's what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is doing today. We're diving into audiobook marketing for indie authors.
Today on Self-Publishing News: Spotify rewrites the rules on audiobook sales by ditching the subscription model and going à la carte. Also, Spotify buys an AI narration tool, but is artificial intelligence really ready to take over from human narrators?
Audiobooks are big business. But what exactly does "writing for audio" mean? And how do you do it? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes author member, Jules Horne, and partner member Pozotron, to discuss exactly that. This is the ultimate guide to writing for audio.
In today's Advanced Self-Publishing podcast, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the changing audiobook market. Audiobooks once again performed well…
Audiobooks double digit growth in UK for 7th year running, DeepZen seeks your thoughts on artificial intelligence and audiobook narration
Dan Holloway reports from the Futurebook conference, and the future belongs to audio. Also, Spotify buys Findaway in a potential audiobook game-changer.
So far, 2021 has seen an acceleration in emerging technologies for authors, including NFTs on blockchain and voice technologies for audio. In this month's #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explain what these technologies mean for authors and the publishing industry and dispel some of the misinformation, fear, and doubt in the community.
Audible's expansion of its unlimited subscription model to India while it refuses to accept AI narration has implications for indies. ALLi wins Romantic Novelists' Association's Indie Champion Award.
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.
There is a worldwide paper shortage just in time for the holiday book-buying season. How are indies coping? Also, artificial intelligence has come to audiobook narration, and what the brief OnlyFans adult-content ban means for indie authors. These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with Alli News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy.