June 08, 2022

Audiobook Sales Up for 10th Straight Year

Publishers have reported that audiobook sales are up for the 10th straight year. Details of the increase come from the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) Sales Survey conducted by InterQ. The survey shows how audiobook revenue in 2021 was $1.6 billion, marking a 25% increase and the tenth straight year of double digit growth. There were around 74,000 audiobooks sold in 2021, which is 6% more than in 2020. Going by percentage of sales, science fiction and fantasy was the most popular genre, closely followed by mystery/thrillers/suspense, romance, and fiction. The children’s and young adult categories also experienced increases, but the...

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