Golden Headsets: Audiobooks’ Growth Is Music to Publishers’ Ears

Previewing the audiobook track at the FutureBook conference, we look at sales statistics and predictions from Michele Cobb at the Audio Publishers Association. The post Golden Headsets: Audiobooks’ Growth Is Music to Publishers’ Ears appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New digital media companies have to figure out how to scale an audience, but along the way, they face crucial branding decisions. The Huffington Post grew to top 100 million monthly uniques by stretching its mother brand across myriad subject areas, but Bustle and Vox Media say individual brands... Continue reading at Digiday

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An insider and trailblazer leads Universal Music Publishing

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HarperCollins UK CEO says “Publishing Entering a Golden Age”

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