Bergen-based Draga develops audiobook platforms for European publishers and at least one African endeavour. A system may be given to a single publisher in some instances, or it may be created for a group of businesses to work together to serve a specific market or geographic region's consumers.The Polish Sonia Draga Publishing Group, based in Katowice, is anticipating … [Read more...] about An Audiobook Platform is Launched by the Draga Group in Poland
Demand for Spanish Audiobooks Increases
The Spanish audio market has had continuous double-digit yearly sales growth over the last ten years, making it the fastest-growing revenue model in the whole publishing industry, according to a recent analysis by Javier Celaya and his digital consultancy Dosdoce, based in Bilbao, Spain.To fulfill the demand from emerging audio platforms like Audible, Storytel, Scribd, … [Read more...] about Demand for Spanish Audiobooks Increases
Did you know Pedro Pascal narrated an audiobook?
The year 2023 has come to be known as Pedro Pascal's year. The Last of Us and The Mandalorian's weekly releases have put the Narcos actor in hot water. But relatively few people are criticizing it. There isn't a single individual who hasn't been enthralled by the Chilean interpreter due to his amazing performances and excellent humor.There is a method to watch Pedro Pascal … [Read more...] about Did you know Pedro Pascal narrated an audiobook?
Audible is adding Dolby Atmos to Podcasts and Originals
Audible has announced that they are introducing Dolby Atmos support for podcasts and Audible Originals. This will provide better sound quality for people wearing headphones or have a smartphone or tablet that is rated Dolby Audio. However, you could offload the podcasts or audiobooks via a surround sound system in their house that supports Atmos, such as Sonos. To find these … [Read more...] about Audible is adding Dolby Atmos to Podcasts and Originals
Spotify is selling audiobooks in Canada
Spotify started selling audiobooks late last year. Customers buy them from the Spotify website, and they appear in your library and can be listened to on all their apps and smart speakers. They currently have a catalogue of over 350,000 titles, which is growing. Spotify has announced that its audiobook service is now available in Canada in English and French.Audiobooks, … [Read more...] about Spotify is selling audiobooks in Canada
What are the best Audiobook alternatives to Audible?
Audible is the most popular site in most of the Western world regarding audiobooks. They have a few different subscription tiers, but you pay them a monthly fee, and you get one credit, which can be redeemed to buy any audiobook on the platform. They have invested heavily into their Originals program, where paid subscriptions can access all of them for free, in addition to … [Read more...] about What are the best Audiobook alternatives to Audible?
US ebook sales increased by 3.7% in January, 2023
Digital book sales in the United States had a modest increase in the first month of 2023. This past January ebook sales saw a 3.7% gain generating $85 million in revenue. Digital audiobook sales continued to be the fastest-growing segment in publishing and grew 9.2%, coming in at $69.6 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 11.7% coming in at $1.1 million.In terms of … [Read more...] about US ebook sales increased by 3.7% in January, 2023
Audiobook Usage Increased by 70% in 2022
The percentage of Americans 12 and older who have listened to internet audio in the past week grew by three percentage points to 70%, according to Edison's most recent statistics. Which is about 200 million people.The 23-34 age group leads with 89 percent of the market, followed by 35-54 with 85 percent, and 55+ with 53 percent, according to the chart of individuals who … [Read more...] about Audiobook Usage Increased by 70% in 2022
Libro.fm is expanding their audiobook store to Australia and the UK
Libro.fm is not a very popular audiobook store, but it has a few value propositions. They have an affiliate program where anyone can create their storefront and get paid when someone buys an audiobook. Most of their catalogue is DRM-Free, which means when you purchase an audiobook, you can quickly load it on your smartphone or tablet without downloading additional software. … [Read more...] about Libro.fm is expanding their audiobook store to Australia and the UK
The number of Spotify listeners has reached half a billion with the ability to preview music, podcasts and audiobooks
As its monthly active listenership topped 500 million, Spotify Technology SA announced on Wednesday that it would implement new features such as smart shuffle and previews of podcasts and music playlists on its audio streaming platform. In an effort to attract users and advertisers to its podcast and audiobooks business in recent years, the Swedish company announced the launch … [Read more...] about The number of Spotify listeners has reached half a billion with the ability to preview music, podcasts and audiobooks
The Best Audible Audiobooks for March, 2023
This month, several new audiobooks have hit the market, and the Good e-Reader Audible list provides your online destination that covers the best new titles worth your time. You will get a sense of what the best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks are out or coming out soon. Check out the most anticipated listens of the month, from fiction to memoirs and thrillers. Hello … [Read more...] about The Best Audible Audiobooks for March, 2023