This week’s court papers, attorneys for the publshers say, have surprised them as the audiobooks retailer says it’s ‘unable to reach … a path forward.’
In the latest of its brand-name author deals, Amazon Original Stories announces a 2021 short story collection from fantasy writer and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible.
The IBPA has filed a complaint with Audible on behalf of 27 independent publishers that object to Audible Captions functionality.
The court action filed by the Association of American Publishers a week ago has led to a hold on deployment of ‘Audible Captions,’ per new court papers.
AAP chief Maria A. Pallante calls Audible’s ‘Captions’ an effort ‘to seek commercial advantage from literary works that it did not create and does not own.’
A hot summer’s debate at The New York Times around ‘fake and illegitimate’ online book sales. Amazon asserts a remedy may take more industry cooperation.
A major release from Patricia Cornwell, new writings from Mindy Kaling, Andy Weir, Blake Crouch, NK Jemisin and more in the wake of APub’s Dean Koontz deal.
The Top 20 digital ‘most read’ and ‘most sold’ are gathered weekly by Amazon on this proprietary ranking, just rolled out to Germany and the UK.
The five-book deal and a collection of Amazon Original Stories from Dean Koontz is good news for Amazon Publishing. Could it signal defections ahead?