BookBeat sounds out UK audiobook market

BookBeat sounds out UK audiobook market

Swedish audiobook business BookBeat, part of Bonnier Books, could launch in the UK ahead of Storytel, Sweden's largest audiobook business.

BookBeat launched in Sweden earlier this year and will enter Finland in early May. Establishing BookBeat in the UK and Germany is a part of the plan. BookBeat chief executive Niclas Sandin (pictured above) told The Bookseller: “We want to build a service that can be used worldwide. But it depends on what rights are available.”

Like Storytel, BookBeat is a subscription service for streaming audiobooks, but built with the interests of publishers at its c...

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