This week there are several fascinating stories around the audio platforms we use as self-publishing authors: Bookrix, Streetlib, & Bookbeat
Australian National Author Survey shows author earnings remain low. Bookbeat moves away from all you can eat subscription.
International Publishers Association publishes InSPIRe initiative; Ingram to entre the UK wholesale market.
Twitter Facets, now being trialled, would let you tweet to different audiences from the same account, Jane Friedman breaks down indie author income streams.
Amazon launches Kindle Vella offering serial subscription publishing and reading, and London Book Fair 2021 announces it will be digital.
Writers' organizations unite in condemning ACX/Audible's response over returns, print on demand titles return to Bookshop.org
Will the prospect of a Covid vaccine bring changes to the book world, KDP introduce a new series feature, and Amazon may struggle in Sweden.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.
Subscription reading platforms continue to grow, but they remain small and vulnerable to Amazon. Ingram's print on demand grows as print sales rise.
Frankfurt Book Fair wants to hear from you, the latest insights on audiobooks, and Amazon makes a move in Sweden and India.
DigitalBookWorld bans MacMillan over library charges and Amazon tops $1 trillion market cap, and KKR shape up for a serious digital move.
As figures for 2019 in the book industry continue to come in, we ask what our relationship with data should be, and ask why publishers are pulling their titles from Storytel.