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

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

Armitage, Watson and Maguire cast in Pan Mac thriller audio

Pan Macmillan has cast actors Richard Armitage, Emily Watson and Georgia Maguire for the audio version of upcoming thriller A Nearly Normal Family, which the publisher... Read more

HQ partners with East 15 Acting School on Goldie's debut audiobook

HarperCollins has teamed up with London-based East 15 Acting School to create the audiobook for Costa Short Story award winner Luan Goldie's debut novel, Nightingale Point.... Read more

Audio 'booming' with 13% growth last year

Audiobooks are the fastest growing publishing format with 13% growth in 2018, according to Nielsen BookScan.  Read more

Cambridge University Press trials audiobook production

Cambridge University Press is to produce audiobooks for some of its tradiest titles, in a pilot programme conducted in partnership with production company Sound Understanding.... Read more

Audio subscription revenues propel 2018 rise in Sweden's book market

Revenues from streaming companies skyrocketed by 33.4% in Sweden in 2018, according to annual research by the Swedish Publishers Association and the Swedish Booksellers Association. Read more

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... Read more

Apple tells publishers to ‘be ready’ for new audiobooks platform

Audiobooks took centre stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair with speakers from across the industry talking up the market, one describing it as "the only... Read more

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