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Audiobook Publishing - Industry Market Research Report

Audiobook Publishing

Over the five years to 2018, the Audiobook Publishing industry has exhibited strong growth as consumer demand for audiobooks has increased. In particular, the simultaneous rise of the digital audiobook format and increased smartphone usage have made audiobooks more accessible to a wider audience than ever before. Moreover, consumers are finding value in subscription-based audiobook services because of the convenience and flexibility such services provide. Over the five years to 2023 the industry is projected to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace. IBISWorld expects gradual market acceptance to be the primary factor resulting in slowed growth.

Establishments in this industry primarily edit and design audiobooks. Additionally, industry operators engage in marketing activities and handle distribution agreements with wholesalers, brick-and-mortar and online stores. This industry excludes work completed by authors or disc manufacturers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Audible Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Penguin Random House (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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