Authors Angry as Findaway Voices by Spotify Changes Terms: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway
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by Howard Lovy
4h ago
On the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway takes a critical look at Spotify's recent update to the terms of use for audiobook creators, a move that has stirred significant debate within the indie author community. As Spotify's Findaway Voices faces scrutiny over its revised policies, Dan explores the implications of these changes and the broader concerns they raise about rights and transparency in the digital publishing landscape. The post Authors Angry as Findaway Voices by Spotify Changes Terms: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advic ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Preparation for the Accessibility Act Underway for Ebook Producers (and the Digital Services Act is Here)
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by Dan Holloway
1d ago
The Digital Services act is aimed at “very large online platforms.” The European Accessibility Act comes into force at the end of June 2025. The post Self-Publishing News: Preparation for the Accessibility Act Underway for Ebook Producers (and the Digital Services Act is Here) appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Brooke Gansemer of BiblioKid Empowers Children’s Book Authors: Creating Better Books Podcast with Howard Lovy
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by Howard Lovy
2d ago
In the latest episode of the Creating Better Books podcast, Alli News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy interviews Brooke Gansemer, CEO and Publisher of BiblioKid Publishing. The discussion offers a look into the world of children's book publishing, providing practical advice for authors and illustrators. Gansemer's insights into the current state of children's literature and the importance of balancing quality and engagement in storytelling make this a valuable listen for those involved in children's book creation. The post Brooke Gansemer of BiblioKid Empowers Children’s Book Authors: Creatin ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Findaway Voices Terms – What’s Really Changed?
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by Dan Holloway
3d ago
On Friday of last week, Findaway Voices by Spotify announced new terms and conditions that some have commented as being “rights grab”. Here is an update on Findaway Voices terms from ALLi's Watchdog Desk. The post Self-Publishing News: Findaway Voices Terms – What’s Really Changed? appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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What are Book Discovery Platforms and How Can Indie Authors Use Them for Promotion?
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by AskALLi Team
4d ago
In today's post we'll be taking a look at Book Discovery platforms and how they can be used by indie authors as part of promotional activity. We'll look at the big hitters as well as the smaller platforms targeting specific groups or focused on offering book deals.  The post What are Book Discovery Platforms and How Can Indie Authors Use Them for Promotion? appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Victoria Goldman. Author Writes Crime Fiction with a ‘Jewish Flavor’ and One Eye on Current Events
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by Howard Lovy
5d ago
My ALLi author guest this episode is Victoria Goldman, an author of crime fiction who tried to go the traditional route, but her work was too difficult to categorize. So, she went indie, where her audience understands her unique voice. Part of that voice has to do with her Jewish identity and she writes with one eye on current events and the rise in antisemitism. The post Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Victoria Goldman. Author Writes Crime Fiction with a ‘Jewish Flavor’ and One Eye on Current Events appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: The Latest Legal Developments in Artists vs. AI Feels Like the Face Off Before a Boxing Match…
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by Dan Holloway
6d ago
This week, the news has centred on lawsuits. Specifically it has centred on the lawsuits brought by creators in respect of copyright. The post Self-Publishing News: The Latest Legal Developments in Artists vs. AI Feels Like the Face Off Before a Boxing Match… appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Top Tips for Entering Audiobook Awards for Indie Authors: Award Update February 2024
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by AskALLi Team
1w ago
Audiobooks have become a convenient reading choice for many people living fast-paced lives, fitting seamlessly into busy daily routines. This shift in readers' habits is reflected in the expansion of audiobook categories in book awards, which serve to acknowledge the unique qualities and contributions of this burgeoning medium. Today I take a closer look at audiobook awards.  The post Top Tips for Entering Audiobook Awards for Indie Authors: Award Update February 2024 appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Spotify Says It Has Paid Audiobook Creators ‘Tens of Millions’ but Society of Authors Calls for Transparency: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway
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by Howard Lovy
1w ago
This week on the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway addresses Spotify's claim of paying "tens of millions" to audiobook creators. The Society of Authors and other groups are demanding greater transparency from Spotify regarding these payments. Dan explores the implications of this issue for indie authors and the publishing industry. The post Spotify Says It Has Paid Audiobook Creators ‘Tens of Millions’ but Society of Authors Calls for Transparency: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Kaia Gerber’s Library Science Book Club Provides More Evidence Gen Z Readers Love Books and Libraries
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by Dan Holloway
1w ago
Gen Z readers loving printed books and libraries, whatever the accompanying paraphernalia, is something to celebrate. Self-Publishing News Update with ALLi News Editor, Dan Holloway. The post Self-Publishing News: Kaia Gerber’s Library Science Book Club Provides More Evidence Gen Z Readers Love Books and Libraries appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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