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A new paper from Frankfurt Book Fair makes the case that in a digital world, publishing will move in the direction of subscription and serialisation. The European Union rolls back on legislation to require us all to police every guest post we upload, and Amazon announces this year’s Prime Day.
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it – audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
GDPR is coming and indies need to understand what it means for them. A big breakthrough for indies is the vote by the Romantic Novelists’ Association to grant full voting rights to self-published members.
Amazon has taken action against manipulators of its Kindle Unlimited programme, as well as more hapless terms and conditions violators. They have also launched Great on Kindle, a scheme for non-fiction ebook authors.
Wattpad are giving viewers the chance to decide if they like the look of a series with short pilot adaptations taken from the site, while a court rules if you embed copyright-infringing content from elsewhere on your website, you may be liable, and Book Expo gets a makeover but may have forgotten a key ingredient […]
Amazon has finally opened its first staff-less shop to the public, Wattpad has secured $51m funding to expand its machine learning, and several platforms have expandd their offerings to readers.
ALLi’s Self-publishing news looks at what the vote on net neutrality means for you, the reversal of Patreon’s plans to charge fees on funding, and the Society of Authors’ complaint against Open Library.
This week’s news round-up focuses on Amazon Marketing Services, the latest bandwagon for promoting self-published books; piracy issues; and the iBooks Author conference.
A quick round-up of the latest hot news stories in the world of self-publishing, from Amazon, Smashwords, Wattpad, and David Gaughran