When Audiobooks and Podcasts Collide
A discussion on growing audio publishing and the shrinking distinction between formats
As the audio revolution has unfolded, audiobooks and podcasts have existed largely in worlds adjacent. But change is upon us. The recent acquisition of multiple podcast networks is creating rivals in the world of podcasts. Meanwhile, audiobook publishers are evolving beyond their signature format with the development of original works that exist in a “middle ground” format between audiobooks and podcasts.
This coming collision of audiobooks and podcasts means more choice for consumers along with more confusion for publishers, authors and other content producers trying to reconcile subscription, streaming and unit-sale business models. An international panel of will look ahead
Audio Publishers Association
Director Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center
Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives
John Marshall Media, Inc.