The Norwegian developer of bespoke audiobook platforms, Beat Technology, is creating a new service, ‘Volume,’ for Poland’s Sonia Draga.
BookBeat in France: ‘Updated’ Audiobook Subscriptions
BookBeat is ditching an all-you-can-listen-to audiobook subscription in a major market and offering time-based options in six other countries.
Charlie Redmayne on Costs, Pricing, Sales in Book Publishing
From soaring costs to the competition of subscriptions: HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne on the fundamentals at Frankfurt.
Juan Pirlot de Corbion on YouScribe: Betting on Africa
‘Every mobile can became a pocket library,’ according to digital book distributor Juan Pirlot de Corbion at YouScribe.
At Frankfurt: ‘Many Different Approaches for Publishers’ to Audiobooks
Among issues discussed in audiobook market development: more business models and Spotify’s entry with à la carte pricing.
Audiobooks: Bonnier’s BookBeat Opens in Spain and Italy
BookBeat, based in Sweden, is offering usage-time audiobook subscriptions in both its new markets, Italy and Spain.
Storytel Rolls Out Its Audiobook Service in France
The Stockholm-based audiobook corporation Storytel, in association with some of French publishing’s biggest players, goes live in France.
Spotify Opens Its US Audiobooks Offer: 300,000 Titles
As Spotify’s new audiobooks service goes live, industry observers are watching for impact on existing distribution and sales.
Audio Publishers Association: US Audiobook Revenues Reach $1.6 Billion in 2021
Growth in audiobook revenue by genre was led in 2021 by romance, self-help, and science-fiction per the Audio Publishers Association.
Audiobooks: Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati on the Format’s Progress in the Arab World
‘We’re in a good position,’ says Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati, after the audiobook service Storytel’s first five years in the region.