"One advantage I haven't mentioned yet: shifting away from Audible is great news for libraries, since neither Audible originals, nor Kindle originals, are available at all for library purchase. Imagine a publisher boycotting libraries!"
Cory Doctorow, hoping his DRM-free audiobook will sell enough to encourage other authors to follow his route away from Audible/Kindle lock-in: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doctorow/attack-surface-audiobook-for-the-third-little-brother-book/posts/2953470
Sadly, as a librarian, I had never considered that outcome of Audible/Kindle originals...
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