apa - audio publishers association - the voice of the audiobook industry
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Formed in 1987, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade association that advocates the common, collective business interests of audio publishers. The APA consists of audio publishing companies and allied suppliers, distributors, and retailers of spoken word products and allied fields related to the production, distribution and sale of audiobooks.


  • Advocacy: Promote policies and activities to create greater awareness and accelerate audiobook industry growth.

  • Events: Deliver programs and services that serve the common business interests for all members.

  • Networking: Serve as a networking, educational, and informational forum for members.

  • Standards: Advocate and guide for high quality production value.

APA and its members work to bring all audio publishers together to create increased public awareness for the audiobook industry through joint publicity efforts, national consumer surveys, trade show exhibits, an association newsletter and the annual APA conference – APAC.

To learn more about the audio publishing industry, please view APA's Industry Frequently Asked Questions document.

Members of APA may volunteer for any of the committees. For more information on how you can participate and help increase the awareness of audiobooks, please contact APA Headquarters.

Click here to view a list of the APA Board of Directors and Officers. 

QUESTIONS? Please contact APA Headquarters.

INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Click here for information and application.

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