Previewing the audiobook track at the FutureBook conference, we look at sales statistics and predictions from Michele Cobb at the Audio Publishers Association.
The 2022 FutureBook Conference in London was themed on cultural considerations in the industry alongside business realities.
As Spotify’s new audiobooks service goes live, industry observers are watching for impact on existing distribution and sales.
Growth in audiobook revenue by genre was led in 2021 by romance, self-help, and science-fiction per the Audio Publishers Association.
The 27th Audie Awards on March 4 honored winners in 25 categories in a 70-minute digital awards program with Kal Penn hosting.
The 27th annual Audie Awards program from the Audio Publishers Association features more than 120 finalists.
The first audio award in the Independent Publishers Awards program in the UK is backed by digital media distributor Zebralution.
Consolidation and double-digit growth continue in UK and US audiobook markets. Yet ‘a wider vision for audio is stymied,’ as Philip Jones writes ahead of FutureBook.
The Panorama Project’s study includes US consumer engagement with audiobooks in 2020, plus context around reading and other entertainment.
In 2020, the report says, more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the States, up 39 percent over 2019.