KDP lets you print hardbacks, and PublishDrive adds distribution through Ingram as the global supply chain for print books run into problems. Meanwhile Audible Plus continues to expand.
Salman Rushdie is to publish his next book as a serial on Substack. DigitalBookWorld's upcoming programme focuses on audio and AI, with the inevitable session on NFTs.
A new paper from Frankfurt Book Fair makes the case that in a digital world, publishing will move in the direction of subscription and serialisation. The European Union rolls back on legislation to require us all to police every guest post we upload, and Amazon announces this year's Prime Day.
Figures show that author incomes continue to fall. Now is the time to make your website secure or fall foul of Google's algorithms, while you may already be falling foul of Facebook and Amazon's.
In the first week of GDPR there has been general disruption. The Cockygate incident continues to rumble on with further lawsuits being issued. And Amazon's review policies continue to confuse.
GDPR is coming and indies need to understand what it means for them. A big breakthrough for indies is the vote by the Romantic Novelists' Association to grant full voting rights to self-published members.
To help you comply with the GDPR laws that come into effect on 25th May, and which have implications for indie authors around the globe, here is a calm, succinct summary of what they mean to you and what you need to do.
This week's self-publishing news includes the end of an era at Kobo, tax matters both sides of the Atlantic, & a wake-up call about data storage - plus some fun with the Bad Sex in Fiction awards!