‘Pooling our energies even more to focus on audio,’ Bookwire announces a restructured unit for audiobooks and podcasting.
Year-to-date hardback revenues were down 7.5 percent in May at US$1.2 billion, paperbacks up 8.7 percent for $1.3 billion.
Despite a 4.2-percent step back in book sales, Italy’s industry sees a 14.7-percent gain over the same period of 2019.
The StatShot report from AAP shows United States trade book industry revenues falling 8.9 percent in April and 1 percent year-to-date.
BookBeat and RBMedia see English-language audiobooks as a leading edge in international audio markets and brand expansion.
Hoping to see more common ground discovered in a polarized age, S&S’ president and CEO Jonathan Karp offers two titles free.
Text-to-speech automated audiobook narration arrives at Bookwire, amid the company’s insistence on its respect for human narration.
The European and International Booksellers Federation’s report sees growth trends of between 5 and 15 percent.
Frankfurter Buchmesse reports that Hall 3 is almost sold out. This year, Frankfurt Audio and BookFest return, 4,000+ exhibitors expected.
Growth in audiobook revenue by genre was led in 2021 by romance, self-help, and science-fiction per the Audio Publishers Association.