Traditional Sales

Spotify Launches Audiobook Sales in Canada
March 22, 2023

Swedish audio streaming company Spotify has expanded its English-language audiobook service to Canada, offering some 350,000 titles in English and French for purchase. to Take Over Sales for
February 5, 2023 at 11:00 pm, the ABA's consumer-facing online bookselling and marketing platform, will switch to using links to handle sales and fulfillment beginning March 1.

Digital Book World: Startups Are Entering 'A New Age'
January 17, 2023 at 11:00 pm

DBW's final day looked at a recent study of publishing industry startups and found that innovation takes all forms, from wildly successful ideas that took time to take off, like Audible, to cutting edge innovations, like blockchain book retailing.

Digital Book World 2023: The Future of AI Writing and Audio
January 16, 2023 at 11:00 pm

According to multiple presenters at the Digital Book World conference, ChatGPT has potential to remake the way people write and streamline production and editing, while AI voice replication promises affordable audiobook adaptations.

Writers Groups Protest Audible Exchange Policy
November 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The Authors Guild and other writer organizations are gathering signatures on a letter protesting a policy by Audible that enables Audible Premium Plus customers to exchange audiobooks they have purchased within 365 days and deducts those returns and exchanges from authors’ accounts.

Author-Funded BingeBooks Site Launches
November 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

More than 120 authors have come together to fund BingeBooks, an online community and book discovery site that launched November 18.

Firebrand to Close Preview-a-Book Service
December 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Founded in 1993 by Stanley and Betty Greenfield as Dial-a-Book, the company produced nearly 1 million book excerpts that are used by retailers and libraries.

Smashwords Launches Presales Option
December 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Smashwords Presales will allow authors and publishers to design programs that will let readers buy an e-book before its public on-sale date.