Hugh Howey launches Self-published Science Fiction Competition. Discord offers authors new live event possibilities.
Spotify and Apple offer new but different paid podcast models. Sales of digital books closing in on print.
2021 UK Selfies Awards winners announced. Wattpad Paid Stories writers earn $1m in 2 years. Book tours on hold.
Amazon launches Kindle Vella offering serial subscription publishing and reading, and London Book Fair 2021 announces it will be digital.
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.
The sale of Wattpad to Naver, Audible's small movement on returns policy, and Rolling Stone's vanity publishing
While the United States has been so absorbed with its own problems that Brexit seemed to be something happening in a land far, far away. But, of course, the divorce from the European Union impacts just about everything in the United Kingdom. Fortunately, we have Dan Holloway, who is exploring the labyrinthine implications Brexit has for indie authors.
Is Tencent about to buy Wattpad, a replacement for Book Expo, first year sales figures for Bookshop.org, fake Goodreads reviews.
For this week’s edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re discussing Wattpad.
High quality self-publishing print platform Blurb is sold while serial fiction platform Radish raises $63m
Brandon Anderson's $5.8m Kickstarter makes waves, James Daunt reflects on Barnes & Noble post Covid, and Wattpad advises users to change password.
Kobo Plus expands into Canada, Wattpad studios will develop manuscripts for the screen in house; Storytel see more growth.