Cory Doctorow launches a scathing attack on the damage DRM is doing to the book industry, and technology opens new global opportunities for indies.
ALLi members get a 75% discount code for DigitalBookWorld, Audible Captions delayed and Bibliotheca blames Amazon for libraries dispute.
Spotify and Pandora both launch a new podcast dashboard, and ALLi members flourish on the DigitalBookWorld awards shortlist.
Publishdrive offers a new subscription service for authors to replace a flat royalty rate. KDP offers ebooks in five new Indian languages, and this year's Futurebook shortlist is announced.
The highlights of DigitalBookWorld, the future of blockchain, and Wattpad beta tests a pay-for option.
There is a new campaign to promote bricks and mortar bookstores, but many indie bookstores are at odds with indie writers over Amazon.
Audio is dominating the digital book market in Sweden, and the release of Audible for the Apple watch may lead to increases elsewhere.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten's Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.
What did Amazon Prime Day deliver except pictures of dogs? New distribution opportunities from Smashwords and PublishDrive.
Google has launched Talk to Books, which moves discovery beyond metadata and inside books' covers. Amazon has launched Prime Reading in China, and a new group of small independent publishers is seeking to change the way the industry works.
Initial royalty payments from Audible Romance are distinctly underwhelming, Amazon sponsors DigitalBookWorld, and Publica announces a blockchain-based alternative to DRM.