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.
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.