Scribd: Audiobook Rights Grab – by Isobel Starling…

I’ve been working with the Audiblegate team for nearly a year now, and I’ve been shocked by the information we’ve discovered about Audible’s monopoly and how other companies are attempting to compete in an industry where it’s hard to get a break because of Audible’s stranglehold.

Authors are seeking alternatives to ACX/Audible because of the Audible returns fiasco. I’ve wondered which audio publishing companies would realize our ire was an opportunity. Which companies would try and scoop up authors who were stalling or stopping independent audiobook production?

The most prominent player to step up and show their cards is Scribd.

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Now Scribd are upping the ante!

Scribd are aggressively acquiring rights from authors who they hope are clueless about the value of their rights – and the value of the Audiobook industry. The audiobook industry is booming and audiobook rights are gold! I can assure you that we will see more companies begin to aggressively acquire audiobook rights – for incredibly tiny payments to authors.

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3 thoughts on “Scribd: Audiobook Rights Grab – by Isobel Starling…

  1. Dear Chris,

    As one who was banned from using ACX due to my living in Turkey, I was only recently informed that the eight books I had with ACX were still on sale with Audible nearly a year later. The eight-book, which was approved for sale by ACX prior to my being banned, was in fact put on sale nearly nine months after I was stopped from using ACX. Best regards Colin Colin Guest.https://www.colinguestauthor.com Twitter.com: http://www.Tigermanguest Facebook.com:: www. tigerman55 Amazo.com/author/colinguest: Be positive, not negative, positive thoughts lead to positive results.

    On Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 04:01, Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog wrote:

    > Chris The Story Reading Ape posted: “I’ve been working with the > Audiblegate team for nearly a year now, and I’ve been shocked by the > information we’ve discovered about Audible’s monopoly and how other > companies are attempting to compete in an industry where it’s hard to get a > break because o” >

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