ALLi's Watchdog Desk contrasts ACX and Audible with six rival audiobook distribution services — Author's Republic, Findaway Voices, Kobo Writing Life, Lantern, PublishDrive, and Soundwise — to explore options for authors who wish to reach a wider audience beyond Amazon's walls.
For this week’s edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to indie friendly aggregators.
How CoVid 19 is changing the way the book industry works from writers helping writers to how we think of books. And questions about Bookstat
PublishDrive launches a subscription-only model for authors, Amazon pilots a one-tap rating feature, and librarians take on publishers at DigitalBookWorld.se
PublishDrive launch Abacus, a new tool to enable indies to manage the paperwork that goes with collaboration, and the Audies open to entries.
Mailchimp has pivoted and made itself a lot less user friendly. Reedsy has added a new ebook conversion tool, and Amazon Publishing turns 10.
ALLi's Jane Davis wins the Selfies Award at London Book Fair, new KDP dashboard feature, and StreetLib continues to expand.
The first winner of the Selfies is announced at London Book Fair, and new offerings from BookBub and PublishDrive.
Indie authors are getting their work made into movies, whether through Wattpad, KDP, or other means. And Scribd hits 1 million subscribers.
Many more people are reading books than announced sales figures suggest, and China has become the largest book market in the world.
Futurebook reminded us that the key to success is finding our niche, while The Selfies is a new Prize for indie authors.
Amazon remains tight-lipped after leaking many of its customers emails, but opens up its US store to Australian customers once again.