Audio at heart of FBF scrum

Audio at heart of FBF scrum

The UK book market is “hot” and “buoyant” ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017, with the fight for audiobook rights fiercer than ever, The Bookseller has been told.

The value of the audio market rising, estimated to be around £91m in 2015 according to a Nielsen report, and growing by 28.8% (to $74.7m) in 2017’s first quarter in the US, securing those rights has become a challenge for some publishers in the face of competition from audio-specialist lists. Will Atkinson, m.d of Atlantic Books, said: “The general market is hot, but there is more of a battleground over audio rights. Trying to...

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