Android update uses machine learning to generate realistically narrated audiobooks from ebooks. Amazon offers ebooks to libraries.
Writing a book is quite an endeavor, but once you've got it edited, and you're ready to put it into the world, how do you actually do that? Authors today have a huge range of options and opportunities across ebook, print books, and audiobooks. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors ultimate guide to book distribution.
Print sales are up, so how can indie authors make better inroads into local bookstores? That is among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with Alli News Editor Dan Holloway and book editor Howard Lovy. Together, they will bring you the latest in indie publishing news, including commentary, a technology update, and highlights from indie author interviews.
Author groups are worried by changes to Amazon buy button, artificial intelligence storytelling is coming but virtual reality suffers
What are the best time management tips for authors? Our Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director Orna Ross.
Netgalley adds audio offering, Gardners buy Bertrams warehouse, Frankfurt Book Fair announce digital events, Amazon join lawsuit against Kiss Library
Frankfurt Book Fair wants to hear from you, the latest insights on audiobooks, and Amazon makes a move in Sweden and India.
Apple Books for authors is here, Ingram Spark introduce changes including free ISBNs, audiobooks drive publishing stability
What if a Hybrid Publisher Wants to Charge me a Ton of Money? That's among the questions answered in this month's Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon with Michael LaRonn and Sacha Black (filling in for Orna Ross), followed by Dan Holloway's news roundup.
The fate of audiobooks during the coronavirus crisis is unclear: some publishers are very concerned but in Europe streaming is booming. And Publishers Weekly launch #booksareessential
My guest this week is Jules Horne, a Scottish author who understands that the best way to read a book may not be only through the eyes only. With the rise in audiobooks and podcasts, we're returning back to the age of oral storytelling, and Jules is probing the borders between reading and listening, between the eyes and the ears.
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.