Tagged: audiobooks

Word on the Street

How can bricks and mortar stores claim a slice of the pie as audiobooks experience a boom but CDs lose out to digital downloads?... Read more

E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Read more

Publishers report early lockdown boost for e-books and audio

Publishers have reported an increase in sales of e-books and audio during the first weeks of the UK's coronavirus emergency measures, but some say it is... Read more

NLT releases resources to help teachers use audiobooks in the classroom

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) has released classroom resources on audiobooks, after research showed that listening to them can support children’s reading. Read more

LBF launches audiobook summit

The London Book Fair will launch a new audiobook summit, Audio HQ, at this year's event.  Read more

Laura Linney narrates audiobook of My Name is Lucy Barton

Penguin Random House Audio will publish an audiobook edition of the stage production of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel My Name is Lucy Barton (Viking) by the show’s... Read more

Spoken word the new focus for Spotify

Audiobooks and spoken word are now Spotify’s biggest focus, the firm has said. Read more

Q&A with AkooBooks' Ama Dadson

With a vast market for audio content in Africa, the founder of the only publisher and distributor of African audiobooks in West Africa is hoping... Read more

Storytel acquires Finland's Gummerus

Audiobook streaming service Storytel has acquired family-run company Gummerus Kustannus Oy, the third-largest publisher in Finland. Read more

Audible's UK sales grew 38% in 2018

Audiobook retailer and publisher Audible has seen UK revenue grow 38% in 2018 after posting a 47% sales increase a year earlier.  Read more

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