Together, the merging Draft2Digital-Smashwords self-publishing platform claims at least 250,000 writers and more than 800,000 ebooks.
The digital edition of London Book Fair on June 29 features an eight-hour sequence of programming headlined by author Matt Haig.
A day after Amazon announces its Kindle Vella serialization platform, the 90-million-user Wattpad arrives with its first serial-based film deal with Netflix.
Opening a new route to self-publishing, Amazon’s Kindle Vella capitalizes on the popularity of online serialized storytelling.
The Jhalak Prize program, for five years honoring writers of color, this year adds a specific new recognition for children’s and YA books.
In Germany, a prize never yet awarded is canceled, as ALTA’s program of American translation awards adjusts deadlines, and a UK program for independent writer announces its prizes online.
Again this year, London Book Fair has special ‘Author HQ’ programming and events for aspirational and self-publishing writers at Olympia London.
Registration opens for London Book Fair’s Writers’ Summit programming for authors on March 10, opening day of the 2020 fair. Author HQ program is included.
Seeing its audiobook unit sales double year-over-year, Russia’s digital retailer now has a new presence in the Polish market.
Already among the world’s richest awards for self-published content, Amazon’s global literary prizes now include a chance at Amazon Studios development.