Publishers have used Frankfurt Book Fair to launch a statement calling for a big push from Europe’s legislators on AI. It comes also against the backdrop of the EU’s AI Act, which was proposed earlier in the summer.
The end of last week, you won’t have failed to notice, saw conference season in full swing. The 75th Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the big events of the literary calendar. And capping it off was ALLi’s Self-publishing Advice Conference.
Peter Gibbons wins Kindle Storyteller Award with King of War. Amazon faces $1bn buy box lawsuit. SelfPubCon preview.
The Writers' Guild's launches new self-publishing guide, and Tertullia, a new AI book discovery app that's partnered with Ingram.
TikTok takes over Frankfurt as Penguin Random House signs a deal to help BookTok creators promote its books.
Publishers sue Audible for up to 5 years missing royalties over lack of returns transparency in Audiblegate latest. Frankfurt loses major exhibitors for its in-person book fair while publishers seem to be thriving without the book fair merry-go-round. Only Fans reverses content crackdown raising questions over the relation between platforms and payment partners.
Bookwire to launch an NFT market, London Book Fair online to take place over 3 weeks, RIP Joel Friedlander
The Selfies Awards expand their eligibility to British writers living in Europe and what the Brexit deal means.
What the Barnes and Noble data breach means, Spotify moves further towards spoken word, and a new tool for libraries.
On the even of the Nobel Prize For Literature, a new prize for young adult fiction shows literary prizes still exclude indies.
As Tik Tok and Spotify show, streaming could be catastrophic for author revenue, net neutrality upheld in European courts.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.