The best things this week...
This week was an interesting and informative one in indie publishing. I grabbed some great articles and quotes to share with you:
AUDIOBOOK DISTRIBUTION 101
Self-publishing your audiobook and determining how to distribute it can be a bit like stumbling along a maze, blindfolded.
- Should you sign up for ACX's exclusivity program? What are your option if you don't?
- Did you know what percentage of the American public listens to audiobooks in a given year? (Hint, it's 24%)
- How could your income differ if you pub your audiobook on multiple outlets?
YOUR AUTHOR EMAIL LIST
Recently legislation has affected the way that you can collect and use reader email addresses. This helpful article from The Society of Authors breaks down the GDPR and how you can comply with new laws. Read it here.
BEST QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"E-book stats are completely wrong – they only take account of established publishers, so it’s measuring the wrong thing. As I say, technology breeds diversity, and that includes diversity of publishing models as well as diversity of formats. So, if you actually encompass all of the different publishing models for e-books now, their rise has been absolutely spectacular, and in sheer volume (ebooks) are absolutely dominating print books, they haven’t declined at all. What’s declined is the share of the e-book market that is owned by the major publishers." Tom Cheesewright
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