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Chokepoint Capitalism: how Amazon’s Audible, Spotify and other platforms squeeze cash from creators

- November 15, 2022 5 MIN READ

In 2020, the independent authors and small publishers whose audiobooks reach their readers via Audible’s ACX platform smelled a rat. Audiobooks were booming, but sales of their own books – produced at great expense and well-reviewed – were plummeting. Some of their royalty statements reported negative sales, as readers returned more books than they bought.… Read more »