Bookbeat Insights offers transparency for authors making their work available on subecription services; new opportunities from Twitch.
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
PublishDrive launches a subscription-only model for authors, Amazon pilots a one-tap rating feature, and librarians take on publishers at DigitalBookWorld.se
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.
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.
Subscription services are the talk of Frankfurt Book Fair while Comic Con's success demonstrates the continued rise of graphic literature. Amazon faces increased postal costs while Barnes and N oble Press has something new.
Audio is dominating the digital book market in Sweden, and the release of Audible for the Apple watch may lead to increases elsewhere.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten's Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.