Subscription reading platforms continue to grow, but they remain small and vulnerable to Amazon. Ingram's print on demand grows as print sales rise.
Frankfurt Book Fair wants to hear from you, the latest insights on audiobooks, and Amazon makes a move in Sweden and India.
Bookbeat Insights offers transparency for authors making their work available on subecription services; new opportunities from Twitch.
Kobo Plus expands into Canada, Wattpad studios will develop manuscripts for the screen in house; Storytel see more growth.
The fate of audiobooks during the coronavirus crisis is unclear: some publishers are very concerned but in Europe streaming is booming. And Publishers Weekly launch #booksareessential
Internet Archive and its National Emergency Library sparks piracy claims, print sales in crisis while Storytel capitalises on digital boom
Ingram Spark announces new content guidelines and a review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act begins while Coronavirus hits book fairs.
As figures for 2019 in the book industry continue to come in, we ask what our relationship with data should be, and ask why publishers are pulling their titles from Storytel.
The Audible Captions dispute is close to a resolution, which is more than can be said about the controversy engulfing the Romance Writers of America.
A look back at 2019's self-publishing news: libraries, audiobooks, global markets, and an existential question: what is reading?
Kobo turns 10, new projects look to improve literacy, and we look at what Brexit might mean for indies.
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.