July 2020 News Episode

Aug 02, 2020, 12:51 PM
Garrett Thompson presents the Audiobook Industry news Episode of July 2020.

In this episode:

1. Audiobooks During The Pandemic
The numbers and statistics
Where to find free audiobooks
And more..

2. Audiobooks Continue to rise in 2020
The numbers and statistics
Most popular audiobook genres

 Notable findings from the surveys include:

  • Audiobook consumers place a high priority on quality of narration. Nonfiction and fiction listeners alike prefer a professional voice actor to the author as a narrator.
  • For the third year in a row, more than 50% of audiobook listeners say they are making “new” time to listen to audiobooks and consuming more books.
  • A clear market for shorter audiobooks exists, with 43% of audiobook purchasers saying they would buy an audiobook that is one to three hours long.
  • 60% of respondents own a smart speaker, and 46% of smart speaker owners have used it to listen to an audiobook, up from 31% in 2019.

  • 37% of respondents say they listen to Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense the most, up from 27% in 2018 and 31% in 2019.

3. Mariah Carey To Release A Personal Memoir Audiobook 
Everything about Mariah Carey's Audiobook Release
Pre Order Here: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Meaning-of-Mariah-Carey-Audiobook/B08BW1VY1X