As figures for 2019 in the book industry continue to come in, we ask what our relationship with data should be, and ask why publishers are pulling their titles from Storytel.
Audio platforms continue to expand, record numbers of ebooks and audiobooks are downloaded from libraries through Overdrive
All ALLi members can download the ALLi guidebook publications for free in the member area (once you've logged in) over at www.allianceindependentauthors.org. Recently, we've published a number of Quick and Easy Guides alongside the guidebooks. Today we've taken an extract from the 'Your Book in Libraries Worldwide' guide.
Libraries tell readers it's publishers' fault they can't borrow books, and Amazon seem to be ignoring their own rules about titles.
International Day Against DRM, the expansion of aubiobook platform Storytel, Youscribe's growth in Africa and audiobooks at Frankfurt.
While ALLi is working on a new guidebook for indie authors on how to get your self-published book into libraries, where the opportunities are greatest for digital book products, we couldn’t resist this ‘my experience’ post from Australian author and ALLi member Anne Merrick. As Anne tells us, you can get your book into libraries by taking just a few careful steps.
Five self-published titles win awards at the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITAs, while the dispute between libraries and publishers continues.
Libraries face tougher terms from publishers for lending ebooks, and booksellers launch a campaign to make the book business greener.
Big publishers change ebook terms for libraries, while libraries create new opportunities for indies, and what does Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency, mean for indies?
In this week's Self-publishing News Round-up, we hear how more audiobooks are available for library borrowing, Amazon's recruiting speaks volumes about the future of work, and we say goodbye to the founder of the Little Free Library.
If you'd like a piece of the vast Chinese market, read these fascinating insights into what ebooks Chinese libraries are buying, read PublishDrive's post here, with some surprising pie-charts!
As libraries play an increasing part in people's digital reading habits, it is increasingly important for indie writers not to follow the likes of publishing house Tor and restrict libraries' access to their works. And the UK government launches a competition for an app to improve literacy.