With lectures, panel discussions, and commercial presentations in both German and English, the new Frankfurt Audio Stage in Hall 3.1 will be busy.
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.’
‘About 90 percent of our Arabic catalog is our own content,’ says Ammar Mardawi, the country manager for Storytel Arabia.
More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible.
Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
The IBPA has filed a complaint with Audible on behalf of 27 independent publishers that object to Audible Captions functionality.
The federation concurs with the European Union Court of Justice’s position that, as FEP puts it, ‘There is no second-hand market in the digital world.’
Nathan Hull at Beat Technologies introduces his new Fabel platform for publishers to sell ebook and audiobooks directly to consumers.
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.
Combined digital formats comprised 22.3 percent of reported US trade publishing revenue, in the first six months of this year, according to StatShot data.