Previewing the audiobook track at the FutureBook conference, we look at sales statistics and predictions from Michele Cobb at the Audio Publishers Association.
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.
The 2021 Audie Awards include two wins for NK Jemisin’s ‘The City We Became’ and two for ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’
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.
Jurors in the 26th annual Audie Awards will have collectively encountered more than 14,000 hours of narration to make their 2021 selections.
After the physical events were canceled earlier this year because of the pandemic, BookExpo and its public-facing BookCon are being closed.
The world’s largest trade show registered 4,165 new buyers and sellers on its Frankfurt Rights platform, 2,388 on the B2B ‘matchmaking tool.’
The next Publishing Perspectives Talk at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair is on the digital-format usage by consumers during pandemic lockdowns.
The trio of Publishing Perspectives Talks this year brings together some of the sharpest players in their respective sectors for agile debate.