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.
Cory Doctorow launches a scathing attack on the damage DRM is doing to the book industry, and technology opens new global opportunities for indies.
Spotify and Pandora both launch a new podcast dashboard, and ALLi members flourish on the DigitalBookWorld awards shortlist.
James Daunt officially takes over at Barnes & Noble, announcing a new Nook, and a new campaign seeks to cut tax on ebooks.