The Audio Publishers Association finds in its annual report that audiobook sales generated $1.8 billion in the United States in 2022.
US Book Publishing Revenues in 2022 Were $28 Billion: AAP StatShot
Still 8.6 percent above 2019’s total revenues, the US market in 2022 was 2.6 percent below 2021’s revenue level, the AAP reports.
Madrid’s Readmagine: Skill Sets and ‘Human-Centric Digital Innovation’
First organized in 2006, Spain’s innovation-themed Readmagine industry-facing conference is set for June 7 to 9 in Madrid.
W3C Issues a Recommendation for EPUB 3.3
Moving from EPUB 3.2 to EPUB 3.3 ‘does not require any changes to current publication workflows,’ the W3C working group says.
Partnerships: Germany’s Bookwire To Distribute Arabookverse Content
The London-based company called Arabookverse says its Bookwire deal will enable digital distribution for Arabic literature.
At Canada’s Wattpad, Publishing Chief Ashleigh Gardner Steps Down
Ashleigh Gardner’s departure after a decade at Wattpad underlines the trajectory of the platform’s evolution since 2013.
In Germany: Bookwire Announces Opening a United States Subsidiary
The ebook and audiobook distributor Bookwire opens its presence in a seventh country, looking to the United States for new business.
France’s Biennial Salon du Livre Africain Grows in Its Second Edition
The second iteration of the Salon de Livre Africain du Paris featured some 60 publishers from France and 11 markets in Africa.
Audiobooks in Spanish: Dosdoce Hands Publishers a ‘Map’
Dosdoce’s Javier Celaya challenges the Spanish-language publishing industry to expand its share of a fast-widening audio ‘ecosystem.’
Sustainability: Exact Editions Promotes ‘Collections’ for Book-Award Juries
In the crowded book-awards space, Exact Editions recommends its environment-friendly digital ‘collections’ for prize-program jurors.