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Bonnier and Storytel go to war over audiobook fees

‘There are some for whom subscription represents a holy grail, as if books must always follow other media sectors. The truth is somewhat thornier … beneath the veneer of the new, there is an old struggle over how content is sold, who controls the risk, and how value is maintained.’—The Bookseller editor Philip Jones argues that the dispute over audiobook fees between the Swedish audiobook retailer Storytel and the country’s biggest book publisher Bonnierförlagen, part of Bonnier Books, is one we should all pay attention to.

 

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