Taking both audiobooks and podcasting together, the Bookwire ‘All About Audio’ program was a multifaceted tour of the issues with a final message to publishers: Streaming is inevitable.
Starting with a statistical overview on audio in world publishing, Bookwire’s June 24 online conference examines facets of growth in the sector.
Today’s news marks the next step in Beat Technologies’ drive to create bespoke D2C audiobook and ebook platforms for marquee-level publishers.
The two major educational publishers announced an all-stock merger a year ago, but ran into regulatory issues and criticism around market dominance and pricing.
Finland and Germany were the first markets added Nextory, the Stockholm-based unlimited-subscription service for ebooks and audiobooks.
Surprise and rumors have followed recent withdrawals of Penguin Random House audiobooks from unlimited subscription services.
Now with South Korea among its markets, Storytel launches its media center Clipsource and projects 1,079,000 subscribers worldwide for this quarter.
Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
Nathan Hull at Beat Technologies introduces his new Fabel platform for publishers to sell ebook and audiobooks directly to consumers.
Anticipating a combined pro forma cash revenue of US$3,157 million, the new entity will take McGraw-Hill’s name, the deal expected to close by early 2020.