The value of subscription reading platforms shown as Patreon raises $155 valuing it at $4bn while Radish sells for $354m.
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 subscription models.
The RWA launches a new prize, the Vivian, replacing the Rita, Scribd launches Scribd Perks with an increased bundle and publishers count Covid-19 cost.
A look back at 2019's self-publishing news: libraries, audiobooks, global markets, and an existential question: what is reading?
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.
Createspace's ISBN registration grows 50% to more than a million and StreetLib partners with Voxnest to allow authors to podcast from their platform.
Scribd snapshots offers a new way to entice readers, reports into the publishing industry show continued increase in audio sales, and major players ask whether self-publishing is reaching a turning point similar to the launch of the Kindle.
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.
The Society of Authors sends an open letter asking the UK government to tackle piracy. Storytel continues to grow and Scribd breaks new ground.
Indie authors are getting their work made into movies, whether through Wattpad, KDP, or other means. And Scribd hits 1 million subscribers.
Publishdrive offers a new subscription service for authors to replace a flat royalty rate. KDP offers ebooks in five new Indian languages, and this year's Futurebook shortlist is announced.
Without wanting to elicit nothing but sympathy (virtual honey and lemon gladly accepted though) I have been somewhat under the weather…