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.
Norway’s Beat Technology’s latest major subscription service is a platform designed to ‘Whisper’ the work of Dutch publishers.
In 2021, Finland’s consumer base bought two digital books for every one print book sold, the Finnish Literature Exchange, FILI, reports.
Storytel reports good momentum for its audiobook and ebook streaming services in Poland, Russia, and Turkey—and less so in the Netherlands.
In 2020, the report says, more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the States, up 39 percent over 2019.