BookBeat is ditching an all-you-can-listen-to audiobook subscription in a major market and offering time-based options in six other countries.
From soaring costs to the competition of subscriptions: HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne on the fundamentals at Frankfurt.
‘Every mobile can became a pocket library,’ according to digital book distributor Juan Pirlot de Corbion at YouScribe.
Among issues discussed in audiobook market development: more business models and Spotify’s entry with à la carte pricing.
BookBeat, based in Sweden, is offering usage-time audiobook subscriptions in both its new markets, Italy and Spain.
The Stockholm-based audiobook corporation Storytel, in association with some of French publishing’s biggest players, goes live in France.
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.
‘We’re in a good position,’ says Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati, after the audiobook service Storytel’s first five years in the region.
Abdulsalam Haykal says his Majarra platform is the framework publishers need to access, effectively, new world of digital subscribers.