100 million school library downloads in 4 years don’t appear in many official figures and Spotify’s $100m+ price for Findaway.
A breakthrough success for indie authors in Australia's Miles Franklin Award. New Royal Literary Society Fellowships open to indies.
2021 in self-publishing saw Spotify buy Findaway, the rise of all you can eat subscription, NFTs and digital narration.
Dan Holloway reports from the Futurebook conference, and the future belongs to audio. Also, Spotify buys Findaway in a potential audiobook game-changer.
At Futurebook 2021 audiobook subscription was a big focus, with large publishers seeing it as a threat while many saw it as a boon for consumers.
Spotify buys audiobook distributor Findaway. What does that mean for indie writers and the wider audiobook landscape?
Libraries tell readers it's publishers' fault they can't borrow books, and Amazon seem to be ignoring their own rules about titles.
The audiobook market has grown in double figures for six straight years with a 37.1% growth in the USA in 2018. If you haven't entered the audiobook market yet, now is seriously the time. Author member Dawn Brookes is here with a look forward at where she thinks the future of audiobook publishing is heading.
Why indie authors should add audiobooks to their catalogue - and how to do it in an affordable manner