WP #181 - What You Need to Know about Findaway Voices Terms of Service Update

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." —James Baldwin (As Much Truth As One Can Bear, New York Times)

Dear Reader,

If you're writing a book, you will relate to the gif below.

This week has been rough on my writing schedule because of four medical appointments. Four!

Even if your schedule isn't a wreck, writing is hard work and there is a lot to learn, not just about the craft but about the business of writing.

Today's topic is centered on audiobook distribution with a focus on the recent brouhaha about the new Terms of Service for Findaway Voices by Spotify.

Let me start with this caveat: I don't have any audiobooks in my backlist. Yet! But one of my goals is to create audiobooks from the books I have written.

That said, I am trying to stay up to date on what it takes to produce and distribute audiobooks, and you should too. The same goes for translations.

Get acquainted with the new Findaway Voices Terms of Service (TOS).

IF YOU CURRENTLY have audiobooks on Findaway Voices by Spotify, please note the Findaway Voices Terms of Service (TOS) are changing. Recently, they announced changes to their TOS, and all hell broke loose.

This week's question is: Are you an author affected by the recent Findaway Voices Terms of Service update? Please share.

Reply to ​kmckee@writingpursuits.com​. I look forward to your answers.


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Kathrese McKee
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Kathrese McKee helps authors write great stories; she hosts the Writing Pursuits podcast, teaches workshops about writing craft topics, and writes speculative fiction books, short stories, and flash fiction. Kathrese has edited fiction professionally since 2014. Learn more about her books and services at WritingPursuits.com.

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