The annual Audie Awards program for audiobooks, now in its 26th year, prepares for a digital awards ceremony on March 22, having started with some 1,500 submissions in the pandemic year.
The journalist and author Garrett Graff’s ‘The Only Plane in the Sky’—on the attacks of 9/11—wins the Audiobook of the Year prize for Simon & Schuster Audio.
The United States’ most prominent awards program for audiobooks turns 25 this year with a 24-category shortlist of finalists.
The APA’s latest report on audiobook sales in the US shows that the format has seen double-digit growth for the last seven years.
The ‘first wave’ Audies deadline arrives in five days for titles in 24 categories published by August 31, with a ‘second wave’ deadline in early October.
A six-year trend of double-digit growth year-over-year continues, according to the new report for 2017 from the US Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook sales last year totaled more than $2.5 billion.
Concluding its two-stage release of finalist announcements, the Audio Publishers Association names the four top category candidates in this year’s Audie Awards.
APA estimates show 2016’s audiobook sales growth expanding by almost 20 percent again. Sixty-seven million Americans say they finished an audiobook.
Audiobook Month continues in the US as the UK’s #LoveAudio week kicks in. In both markets, research shows audio formats are popular with many men.
A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’