This week on the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway addresses Spotify's claim of paying "tens of millions" to audiobook creators. The Society of Authors and other groups are demanding greater transparency from Spotify regarding these payments. Dan explores the implications of this issue for indie authors and the publishing industry.
This Wednesday, The Society of Authors announced that Nicola Solomon will be retiring at the end of April 2024. What's next?
Indie author L J Ross appears on The Bookseller cover celebrating 8 million sales, Twitter introduces reading restrictions, and indie Fiona Scott-Barrett is runner-up in inaugural ADCI Literary Prize
Tree to Me: a new campaign wants authors to ask questions of publishers over their sustainability, carbon footprint, and environmental governance.
Penguin Random House takeover of Simon & Schuster goes to court. Netflix to pay writers $42m. Waterstones struggles with stock orders.
Kindle Storyteller UK opens for its £20,000 2022 award., and the Society of Author reports on publishing services companies, highlighting predatory practice.
AuthorSHARE will pay royalties to authors for sales of second hand books. Amazon faces antitrust lawsuit over marketplace.
Wattpad Brand Originals pairs up brands and writers, Society of Authors conducts a contribution publishing survey, and questions continue over whether libraries cannibalize ebook sales.
Author groups are worried by changes to Amazon buy button, artificial intelligence storytelling is coming but virtual reality suffers
High quality self-publishing print platform Blurb is sold while serial fiction platform Radish raises $63m
The Society of Authors sends an open letter asking the UK government to tackle piracy. Storytel continues to grow and Scribd breaks new ground.
Amazon is set to open its first airport bookstore. The EU's new sales tax rules come into force, meaning member countries do not have to charge sales tax on ebooks.