Audiobooks are a $1 Billion+ Industry and Showing Steady Growth
The APA looks forward to expanding its growth again in 2012 and has plans in place for continued consumer education and boosted online promotion.
ABOUT THE AUDIO PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
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 allied suppliers, distributors, and retailers of spoken word products and allied fields related to the production, distribution and sale of audiobooks.
Bowker is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories and is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey with additional operations in England and Australia.
Lewis&Clark is an independent research firm founded in 1983. Serving a national clientele consisting chiefly of magazine publishers and associations, Lewis&Clark specializes in providing high quality quantitative and qualitative research, via focus groups, mail, telephone, and online-based methodologies.