BookBeat 'pauses' investment in UK audiobook market

BookBeat 'pauses' investment in UK audiobook market

The Bonnier Books-owned BookBeat is “pausing” broader investments in the UK market until more publishers allow their titles to be streamed.

The subscription service for streaming audiobooks, part of Swedish company Bonnier Books, launched in the UK in March last year but has decided to pull its broader marketing campaigns for the service until it can sign more content deals with publishers.

The soft-launch included titles from HarperCollins and audiobook producer Naxos but Niclas Sandin, chief executive of BookBeat, told The Bookseller it has struggled to get any other large publishers on...

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