The Russian social media service VKontakte’s talks with publishers indicate that a first offering in audiobooks could come as early as next month.
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.
First word of programming for the new Frankfurt Audio Summit features a keynote from Spotify in Europe and plans for a multi-dimensional exhibition area in Hall 3.1.
Even as the UK’s Publishers Association opens its ‘Love Audio’ campaign, London hasn’t taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks.
The APA’s audiobook conference drew big crowds on BookExpo’s opening day, with other compelling discussions on storytelling, rights, and translation drawing modest audiences.
Audiobooks’ sales have done their work and the Audio Publishers Association’s program is the main conference event at BookExpo 2019.
With sales of nonfiction audiobooks reported by the Audio Publishers Association to be growing in the US, Chronicle launches an audio division.
The use of smart speakers is on the rise, as is car listening, in reported audiobook consumption in the Audio Publishers Association’s 2019 annual survey.
The Audio Publishers Association, Bookrepublic, and Bologna Children’s Book Fair have begun surveying various audiobook markets.
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