Wattpad are giving viewers the chance to decide if they like the look of a series with short pilot adaptations taken from the site, while a court rules if you embed copyright-infringing content from elsewhere on your website, you may be liable, and Book Expo gets a makeover but may have forgotten a key ingredient […]
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Amazon has finally opened its first staff-less shop to the public, Wattpad has secured $51m funding to expand its machine learning, and several platforms have expandd their offerings to readers.
New opportunities open up for indies in Arab reading markets while Barnes and Noble have another bad period and a new crowdfunding site launches for author services.
Get the week’s top self-publishing news stories in this handy digest, this week focusing on all things digital, including piracy and copyright issues
Libraries are magical places. I am absurdly lucky in Oxford to spend a great deal of time in some of the most remarkable reading rooms in the world, from the eccentric rotunda of the Radcliffe Camera to thousands of the world’s earliest printed texts in Duke Humfrey’s Reading Room. Libraries are doorways for the mind, […]
What intellectual property means to the indie author and self-published books – join Dan Holloway’s conversation about this vital issue
Ah, Festival season is well and truly upon us. Hence, sorry, more from the personal snaps album to accompany this week’s post. As I write, we are in the middle of my own local offering, Oxford Literary Festival. In many ways I am grateful to this lumbering monolith of a shambles, because it was this […]
Ever considered using song lyrics or titles in your books? Read this post for useful insights on the matter from a former lawyer.
Last Friday was one of those interesting times when my day job and my “real interests” coincided. It doesn’t happen, it has to be said, all that rarely – after all by day I am an administrator at Oxford University’s Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. But I wanted to share this particular event because […]
What should the indie authors do when digital pirates target their books? Award-winning writer Jane Davis, author of seven novels, shares her strategy.