Mission Statement

Formed in 1986, 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 suppliers, distributors, and retailers of spoken word products and allied fields related to the production, distribution, and sale of audiobooks.

APA Areas of Focus

  • 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.

Members of the APA work together to increase public awareness for the audiobook industry by engaging in advocacy, events, networking, publicity efforts, and national consumer surveys.

Get involved with the APA!

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.


Questions about the APA?

Please contact APA Headquarters.


Become a Member

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain visibility and network with professionals from this growing industry by sponsoring or exhibiting at APA events!

APA values its partnerships with such industry stars as Deyan Audio, SAG-AFTRA, AudioFile Magazine, Brilliance Publishing, OverDrive, and Publishers Spotlight. We'd like to create a partnership with you! Email Michele Cobb for more details.