The Global Audiobook Market (2018)

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The audiobook market is an area of publishing that is witnessing unprecedented growth. Discover the opportunities and challenges the global audiobook market presents for exporting Canadian publishers of all sizes and across both languages.

Written by Forte Business Consulting’s Michele Cobb and Michael Desrosiers, this new report provides concrete information for Canadian publishers who seek to take advantage of the evolving audio culture.

The report includes information on:

  • The audiobook production explosion
  • Sales growth in the market
  • What to consider when making an audiobook
  • Distribution and sales opportunities
  • International market profiles

About the Authors

Forte Business Consulting partners Michele Cobb and Michael Desrosiers have worked together building businesses for over a decade.

Mike has led organizational finance and operation areas for over 20 years, including various positions at Cookson America, serving as CFO of several medium-sized entities, and working with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) audiobooks division as director of Finance and Operations where he was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer in charge of the day-to-day operations of the BBC Audiobook division in North America.

Michele began her career working around the globe as a theatre director and general manager before she became involved in audiobooks. Now a recognized expert in the audio publishing industry, she began her time in audiobooks as Assistant Managing Director for L.A. Theatre Works and went on to become Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the BBC audiobooks division. Since 2001, she has served on the Audio Publishers Association (APA), as a director and officer, and as Executive Director.

After working together at the BBC, Michele and Mike launched MMB Media LLC to focus on developing their own audio and ebook publishing and Forte Business Consulting to help small- and medium-sized businesses evaluate, plan, and execute strategic development opportunities.

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