Tagged: audiobooks

A matter of volume

I used to imagine an Apple event where its c.e.o. Tim Cook would unveil a standalone audiobook app with exclusive audio-only titles available on subscription.... Read more

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

Storytel revenues up 20% in 2021 as company eyes more exclusive content

Swedish audio streaming company Storytel’s revenues for the last quarter of 2021 were up 20% on the previous year, in line with its forecast. Read more

Challenge over Maryland library e-books law set for February

A law forcing publishers in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public libraries in the US state of Maryland is expected to come... Read more

Audiobook and fiction sales soar in 2021, PA data shows

Audiobook and fiction sales soared in the first six months of 2021, according to new data released by the Publishers Association (PA). Read more

Auto-narration 'can help close gap' between e-books and audiobooks

Auto-narrated audiobooks will not replace human narration but will help "elevate" text-heavy books and help eliminate the gap between e-books and accompanying audiobooks, says Ani Attamian, head... Read more

Trade wary of audio monopoly after buyouts as Dohle warns on streaming

Penguin Random House chief Markus Dohle has said the publisher is sceptical of streaming platforms as a viable method to distribute audiobooks, following recent buyouts... Read more

Don’t give up on the audio experiment

Don’t give up on the audio experiment

Wow. What an amazing week it has been in the world of audio publishing! First, Spotify bought Findaway, then just as we were all... Read more

Editors and agents laud actors’ impact on audio editions as spectre of AI looms

Figures from across the trade discuss the importance of securing professional voice artists to create a slick listening experience, as automated voice development continues apace.... Read more

W F Howes launches WFH Original list of audio exclusives after strategic shift

After five years at the helm of W F Howes, Miles Stevens-Hoare has led the audio pioneer through a huge growth spurt, and is now... Read more

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