Continued audio growth for big publishers as new players enter market

Continued audio growth for big publishers as new players enter market

Audiobook sales are continuing to rocket, with a number of the biggest publishers in the space confirming they are still experiencing “strong double-digit growth” year on year.

HarperCollins revealed it is still seeing “strong double-digit growth across the board”. While backlist audio sales at the company are continuing to grow, it said the stellar performance of its frontlist titles in audio demonstrated “the importance of simultaneous release and marketing across formats”.

In Lagardere’s latest, third-quarter figures, audiobooks contributed 2.8% of its group publishing revenue, up from...

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