Amid rising audiobook sales, the FutureBook Conference’s focus on the sector offered upbeat statistics and audience demographics.
Previewing the audiobook track at the FutureBook conference, we look at sales statistics and predictions from Michele Cobb at the Audio Publishers Association.
Can the robust tradition of recommendation seen in book clubs be scaled up through digital? Nathan Hull and a Dutch company intend to find out by offering a ‘Choice.’
Russia’s Eksmo-owned LitRes announces its goal to boost its current 7,000 audiobooks on offer to 50,000 of them—in five years.
Although open to men as well as women, the Jefferis Award has yet to go to a male writer. And some Hachette Audio YA titles have Booktrack scores.
The UK-based New Media Writing Competition opens its seventh year of international entries in digital formats.
The book business hasn’t experienced disruption as dramatic as that of industries, says Jacob Dalborg. The ‘core publishing activities of acquiring, editing and publishing stories’ are resilient.
Nathan Hull announces that he’s leaving Mofibo, the Danish ebook and audiobook subscription service that was recently purchased by Sweden’s Storytel.
With the combined reach of his and Mofibo’s subscription services, Storytel’s Jonas Tellander says he’ll open a new audio streaming service, Storytel Original, this month.
With a global reach to 34,000 libraries and institutions, digital library lending service OverDrive expands its service to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.