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.
This week has been about whether coronavirus would cause London Book Fair to be cancelled. Wattpad introduce a new feature to support mature content.
What does the Audioble Captions settlement mean for indies? Audio HQ at London Book Fair. ArtificiaI Intelligence and copyright law
A look back at 2019's self-publishing news: libraries, audiobooks, global markets, and an existential question: what is reading?
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.
It's now possible to publish audiobooks direct through your Kobo Writing Life dashboard, and Wattpad launch new opportunities in Brazil.