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Audio sales up 20% in the US

In the US, audiobook sales increased 20% in 2015 to reach an estimated US$1.78bn (A$2.48bn), boosted by a 34% growth in digital audio, reports Publishers Weekly. The results come from the Audio Publishers Association’s annual survey of 20 audio publishers. The survey found that publisher output increased by 37% in 2015 to 35,574 titles. Adult fiction titles was by far the most popular category, representing 76% of all audiobook sales, while 96% of consumers preferred unabridged audiobook titles.

 

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