183: 183 – Starting Out with Audiobooks
Everyone’s saying go audio: should you? The buzz is all about audiobooks. The audio boom. Audio is the future. But are audiobooks for everyone? Let’s find out by diving deep into the reality of audiobooks in 2020.
SHOULD YOU AUDIO? THE SKINNY ON AUDIOBOOKS IN 2020.
Why is everyone talking about audiobooks? Simple. Audio is growing. People are consuming more things by audio, from podcasts to audiobooks.
Even if YOU DON’T, other people ARE.
I’m going to link to more articles with data, but suffice to say that the US market alone has been increasing in audiobook consumption 25% per year, with a 40% increase in 2018. It’s alive, and it’s growing. (Those numbers come from the first link below.)
- Data on podcast and audiobook consumption.
- Check out this report on audio from all of 2019, collected by Findaway Voices.
It seems like a no-brainer answer to say that YES, you should be putting your books into audio form.
Not so fast. Let’s look at the current landscape and some of the struggles for indie authors wanting to get their books into audio.
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