January 19, 2022

AP Report: “Publishers Embrace, and Ponder, Audiobooks’ Rise”

From the Associated Press:

As the audiobook market continues to boom, publishers find themselves both grateful and concerned.


For some publishers, as many as 1 out of every 10 books sold is in the audio format, a percentage far higher than just a few years ago. And while the industry debated whether e-books expanded the market, or simply shifted it to digital reading, publishers agree that audio brings in new customers and allows them to encounter a narrative when a physical or e-book would be impossible — while driving, for instance, or doing housework.

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See Also: Complete List of 2018 Audie Award Winners and Nominees (via APA)

See Also: Association of American Publishers (AAP) Releases 2017 Publisher Revenue Data; Audiobooks Remain Fastest Growing Format For Fifth Consecutive Year

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.