Audiobooks are here to stay. This billion-dollar industry has seen double-digital revenue growth especially for platforms like Spotify. Today, ALLi's News Editor, Dan Holloway explores the tactics in the audiobook space particularly about audio platforms like Spotify and Nextory.
Audible still have questions to answer over their returns policy, Frankfurt Book Fair will continue to be partly digital.
Will the prospect of a Covid vaccine bring changes to the book world, KDP introduce a new series feature, and Amazon may struggle in Sweden.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.
Subscription reading platforms continue to grow, but they remain small and vulnerable to Amazon. Ingram's print on demand grows as print sales rise.
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.
Arts Council England has issued a report outlining what it thinks the impact of technology on culture will be in the next decade, ebook platforms expand in Europe, unstaffed bookstores are with us, and it has been a very sad week in the indie community as cyberbullying has dominated much of our discussions on social media.