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.
Welcome to encore month. For the next few Sundays, we'll be sharing some of our most popular podcasts from the last couple of years. First up we have Jandra Sutton, a Wattpad author, and Ashleigh Gardner, from Wattpad Studios.
Bookselling chain Barnes and Noble has found a buyewr and will be run by James Daunt, who is also the CEO of Waterstones in the UK.
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.
A shortage of paper causes concern for resurgent print book sales, and half of Americans have listened to an audiobook.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon's China retreat.
How much a writer earns from writing continues to make depressing reading, and a clash in Swedish audio subscription has global consequences.