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The entire world of audiobooks, podcasts and audio trends – this year at #fbm20 Special Edition worldwide and digital with major industry players, audio publishing experts, audiobook stars and your favourite podcasters.
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"Podcasts don’t just allow us to escape the world we find ourselves in - they allow us to find a way to live in, and through, it"
Clarissa Pabi, Content Development Manager at the international podcast company Acast, talks about the current podcast enthusiasm and provides insights into her daily work: from the successful transformation of an independent books podcast into a no.1 podcast to collaborations with inspiring authors such as Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.
"Offer new ways to explore literature; bringing together the actual ‘mobile first approach’ and really democratize the access to this content: Anywhere and anytime."
André Mühlhausen from Sony Music Entertainment on the democratisation of content and the transformation of the audio play market over the past 50 years.
"The audiobook market combines two forms of artistic creation, the content itself and the reading performance."
Valérie Levy-Soussan, founder of the French audiobook publishing company Audiolib, about her experiences in the French audio industry and significant market changes, trends and challenges from the early start of the 21st century until today.
"There has never been a better time to start publishing in audio."
Videl Bar-Kar, Global Head of Audio at Bookwire, about the influence of technological innovations and trends on the audio market and the sigificant growth potential of spoken word formats.
“We expect the trend towards screen-free entertainment to intensify"
Limiting their children's screen time is a wish of many parents. Markus Langer, Chief Product Officer at tonies®, about the future prospects of screen-free entertainment, technological innovations and Boxine's product Toniebox which revolutionises the audio experience for children in various regions worldwide.
"Chances with new formats and content within the value chain"
Nils Hollmann, Managing Director Audiobooks, Zebralution, about the benefits resulting from new technologies and platforms for the audio market and how these innovations can help to reach new target groups and create enthusiasm for audiobooks.
This series of interviews was conducted as part of the EU project Digital Cross Over in January 2021.
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