Spotify’s recent acquisition of Findaway gives authors, particularly those who publish independently, the potential to reach a greater audience for their audiobooks. As of now, Spotify has indicated that it will focus on à la carte audiobook sales as opposed to an exclusive subscription model, as it uses for music and podcasts. However, any move towards implementing a subscription service could result in much lower royalties for authors.
Publishers discriminate against women and Black authors—but readers don’t
You might think that the discrimination that is rife in the traditional publishing world would be reflected in the fact that readers are simply more interested in books by white, male authors. But a new study published in PLOS One suggests that’s not the case.
Self-published Books Sales Statistics
DIY e-book publishing is teaching us everything from cleaning to crafting to cooking
You CAN build your readership and fan base before you have a book. Honest
Amy Collins talks to author Nicole Evelina about engaging with potential fans and readers even before having completed or published a book.
Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint
David Wogahn lists the potential benefits to authors of creating their own self-publishing imprint in terms of the impact on sales success. Though it is not always necessary, or even desirable, it is a decision that once made, cannot be changed without re-publishing your book.
A Cautionary Tale for Indie Authors
Writing is hard and you had better like doing it because it’s going to take a lot of words before you see much in the way of earnings, says Lee Purcell at ePublish Yourself!
To Self-Publish Or Not To Self-Publish: What’s The Best Option For Me?
Holly Jones on the options available to new (and established) writers outside of mainstream publishing.
Wattpad: What Self-Published Authors Need To Know
Writer’s Relief considers the pros and cons of self-publishing on the Wattpad online publishing (and social media) platform.
3 essential branding moves for shy authors
Dave Chesson has some important pointers for all those authors who find it hard to self-promote:
1. Spruce up your author bio
2. Be efficient about your use of social media
3. Keep your visual branding simple and consistent