Spoken Word Listening Increases 20%

Time Spent With Music Decreases 5%. [Source: radioink]

The Publishing and Podcasting Industries Are Getting Even Cozier

Book publishers create podcasts, and podcasters create and distribute digital books or audiobooks. [Source: Forbes]

Uber and Audible Collaborate to Offer Free Short Audiobooks

For one month Uber is offering its UK users seven free audio stories via their app. [Source: Gizmodo]

The UK Celebrates the Brilliant World of Audio: Nominees for 2019 Audio Production Awards Announced

Nominees represent a diverse range of UK production talent, including audio production companies, in-house producers and freelance producers of radio, podcasts and audiobooks [Source: PSNeurope]

Emirates News Agency reports: Publishers Conference Discusses Strategies to Thrive in Digital Market

"We no longer think in terms of print alone. In fact, we are looking to create stories for digital consumption." [Source: WAM]

Audio Dominates the Shortlists for This Year’s Prestigious UK FutureBook Awards

Seven podcasts and seven audiobooks shortlisted. [Source: The Bookseller]

Digital Audio Subscriptions Showing Rapid Growth

Swedish company Storytel has shown a Viking-like ambition to span the globe with its all-you-can-listen-to monthly audiobook subscriptions, but there are serious questions about how sustainable these models are. [Source: Publishers Weekly]