By Derek Haines on Just Publishing Advice:
Audiobook sales are increasing steadily and point to a bright future.
It takes total concentration to read a book or an ebook. But with an audiobook, a listener can multitask.
This is the key attraction for so many younger readers in particular, as it allows for the consumption of a book while driving, commuting and playing a game on a smartphone, knitting or even while grinding out the hours at work.
The popularity of audiobooks is on the move and according to recent statistics, audiobooks are now a multi-billion dollar industry in the US alone.
In another report, it estimates that one in ten readers are now listening to audiobooks.