As Audio and AI dominate the Futurebook Conference 2023 Programme, What Kind of Future is Being Imagined? In just over a week, it will be time for the annual Futurebook conference - what has become one of the most important dates in the calendar for understanding the nature of our industry’s concerns, the climate in which we operate, and the overall appetite for innovation across our landscape.
As of November 8th, Spotify Premium subscribers in the US will be able to access the platform’s 200,000 strong audiobook catalogue. Indie authors can distribute to Spotify via Findaway Voices.
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Amazon will finally stop people returning ebooks for a refund after they’ve finished reading them.
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