TikTok sells books in app through TikTok shop. Danielle Steel has nearly sold 1 billion books. Fanfix launches Superlink link in bio service.
New York’s new Freelance Isn't Free law is designed to stop the exploitation of freelance creatives and the implications of a continuing fall in print sales.
eBookFairs launches a tool for checking how covers work across different media. Bookshop.org continues to thrive
Findaway Voices offers royalty bonus to authors leaving ACX exclusivity and Draft2Digital offers royalty splitting.
The sale of Wattpad to Naver, Audible's small movement on returns policy, and Rolling Stone's vanity publishing
Is Tencent about to buy Wattpad, a replacement for Book Expo, first year sales figures for Bookshop.org, fake Goodreads reviews.
The Selfies Awards expand their eligibility to British writers living in Europe and what the Brexit deal means.
ALLi is calling out Amazon on their Audible refund policy, which is resulting in unknown numbers of audiobook authors and narrators around the world being deprived of income. Bookshop.org suffers a glitch, confusing some indie authors, and the end of an era with the end of Book Expo America.
Android update uses machine learning to generate realistically narrated audiobooks from ebooks. Amazon offers ebooks to libraries.
Writers' organizations unite in condemning ACX/Audible's response over returns, print on demand titles return to Bookshop.org
Indie titles disappear from Bookshop.org UK's catalogue and ACX Audible back down over royalties on returns.
What a second lockdown means for bookstores, Bookshop.org launches in UK, and Covid grants for writers in Scotland that's open to indies.