ChatGPT and Midjourney used to write and illustrate a children's book. Waterstones demands 85% discount from publishers, and will streaming content become fee and ad supported rather than subscription-based?
Penguin Random House takeover of Simon & Schuster goes to court. Netflix to pay writers $42m. Waterstones struggles with stock orders.
The EU's Digital Services Act waters down anti-piracy amendments. Print costs rise 40% in 3 months. Pandemic consumer trends are ending.
My ALLi author guest this week is Julie Gray, a writer who was fleeing grief after the death of a family member. In fact, she fled from California to Israel, where she found a new chapter in her life story and an unlikely friend in a Holocaust survivor. She decided to take a chance and write his story as kind of an extension of her own, and found not only great success as an indie author, but Netflix is producing a documentary about her. It's a fascinating journey that only Julie Gray can best tell.
The subscription model might be changing the industry in ways we hadn't thought, Amazon ebook antitrust case latest.
Bookshop.org is coming to the UK, Disney Plus goes large on subscription, and ALLi holds its Self-publishing Advice Conference.
Cory Doctorow launches a scathing attack on the damage DRM is doing to the book industry, and technology opens new global opportunities for indies.
We look at how the role of author as publisher is changing, and the expansion of ebooks in Africa and audiobooks in India.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly IndieVoices' self-publishing…