As the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards organizers say they get more and better entries annually, the market’s hunger for audio rights is ratcheting up, too.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.
While hardly a shock that Google Play has started selling audiobooks, it’s a moment to look at aspects of the format’s sales-building prominence: the other way of ‘reading.’
In the estimation of LitRes chief Sergey Anuriev, ebooks could double as a factor in Russia’s market within two years and audiobooks are showing new strength as well. The prime challenge: piracy.
Amid discussion bout how audiobook rights are bought and sold, our roundup shows a robust rights trading scene on the international publishing stage.
At a time of political tumult, FutureBook 2017 was a comparatively steady event, rocked only occasionally by the contrarian views that make sparks fly.
Two tracks of programming at London’s FutureBook conference held distinct messages for attendees, players from audiobooks and edtech talking ‘efficacy.’
Leading questions and an extensive three-tracked structure frame the programming of this year’s FutureBook conference from The Bookseller team in London.
The International Excellence Awards will include an honor for the first time in April 2018 for a publisher in the audio space amid 16 categories of prizes.
The Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program cites preliminary indications that its 1,202 publishers saw $2.33 billion in revenue in Q1.