The Society of Authors sends an open letter asking the UK government to tackle piracy. Storytel continues to grow and Scribd breaks new ground.
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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.
ALLi rounds up the key stories of 2017 for self-publishers from the rise of Blockchain to the downfall of distribution platforms backed by big publishers.
ALLi’s Self-publishing news looks at what the vote on net neutrality means for you, the reversal of Patreon’s plans to charge fees on funding, and the Society of Authors’ complaint against Open Library.
It’s been a week when authors got results for speaking up about being paid fairly. Valerie Shanley gets the lowdown from ALLi partners and friends on this and all the news self-publishing related, including upcoming indie author events such as ALLi’s new look Fringe Festivals tied into the three biggest book fairs worldwide, plus discussion […]
How can authors get properly paid? In this week’s self-publishing and all-things-related news, the Society of Authors calls out literary festivals on authors’ appearance fees. Also, new gadgets and services, and how readers increasingly enjoy their serials and smartphones and the end of Flipcart. Valerie Shanley gets the lowdown from ALLi partners and friends. Flipkart […]
Indie contracts, audios, catalogues and … what’s that you say? A robot editor? It’s all happening in this week’s self-publishing news from our ALLi partners and friends, reports Valerie Shanley Listen Up, Indies … The volume of self-published audio books has just gone way up. The Frankfurt Book Fair’s strategic partner IPR License, a company […]
How do you choose which authors’ societies to join, and will they let you in, if you’re an indie author? ALLi member Catriona Troth, part of the Triskele Books collective, is grateful for the support she has had from both the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. Here she reports […]
It’s been hard not to notice how the publishing industry’s attention has been focussed on the always-thorny topic of author earnings lately. With lots of different issues, facts and figures at play here, picking apart the various strands and finding out what exactly it means for self-publishers is not easy. Which is why we want […]