Bookseller Briefing 26/19 – week ending 28 June

BookBeat launches in 24 countries in major European expansion Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall. The service, which is operated by Bonnier, launched in Sweden and Finland in 2016, shortly followed by Germany and the UK. According to BookBeat, the service is…

Bookseller Briefing 11/19 – week ending 15 March

  Audio ‘booming’ with 13% growth last year Audiobooks are the fastest growing publishing format with 13% growth in 2018, according to Nielsen BookScan. Revealing the figures at The London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, Nielsen said the audiobook boom is continuing with volume up 13% since 2017 and up 87% since 2014. Audiobooks now account…

Bookseller Briefing 47/18 – week ending 23 November

  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 on year. HarperCollins revealed it is still seeing “strong double-digit growth across the board”. While backlist audio sales…

Bookseller Briefing 24/18 – week ending 15 June

  Honours for Waterstone, Ishiguro, Beard and Calder Tim Waterstone, founder of the eponymous bookshop chain Waterstones, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a knighthood for “services to bookselling and charity”. Author Kazuo Ishiguro – awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last year – has also received a knighthood, for services to literature. “I’m feeling absolutely…