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Global Audiobooks Market Trends Analysis Report 2023: A $35+ Billion Industry By 2030 - Market Surged During Pandemic, Offering Easy Access And Convenience -

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Audiobooks Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Genre, By Preferred Device (Smartphones, Laptops & Tablets, Personal Digital Assistants), By Distribution Channel, By Target Audience, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global audiobooks market size is anticipated to reach USD 35.04 billion by 2030 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 26.3% from 2023 to 2030.

The audiobooks industry has grown tremendously in recent years due to the rise in demand for audiobooks and the growing presence of audiobook subscription start-ups. Audiobooks are always delivered and attended digitally on a tablet, mobile, or computer, ensuring copyright protection and reducing distribution costs. The integration of play, pause, forward, and rewind features in audiobooks has enabled users to conveniently attend their books, making them more appealing than their hardcover counterparts.

According to an annual survey conducted by Audio Publishers Association (APA), a not-for-profit trade association in the U.S., in 2021, 56% of audiobook listeners were below the age of 45, which was an increase of 52% from 2020.

The survey also indicated that around 55% of the users listened to audiobooks mostly at home, followed by 30% of users listening to audiobooks in cars. According to the survey, over 71,000 audiobooks were published in 2020, with youngsters under the age of 17 listening to audiobooks increasing from 35% to 49%.

The audiobook market gained more relevance and traction due to the COVID-19 pandemic owing to easy accessibility and convenience. The global lockdown and social distancing norms have enabled libraries and publication houses to increase their business for audiobooks and e-books.

Also, many associations collaborated with audiobook and e-book vendors to provide digital books to the libraries for easy accessibility. For instance, in May 2021, The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) entered into an agreement with Amazon Inc., a trade publisher of nonfiction, fiction, and children's books, to make all Amazon Publishing's e-digital audiobooks and e-books available to libraries.

Audiobooks Market Report Highlights

  • In 2022, fiction genre remained as the most popular genre of audiobooks, accounting for around 65% of the total revenue share
  • The subscription model-based services are predicted to outperform the one-time download services as paying per audiobook download is more expensive
  • The kid's audiobook segment is expected to experience the fastest expansion with a CAGR of 28.9% over the forecasted period. This exponential expansion is due to the benefits of audiobooks for kids including sensory and interactive learning
  • The U.S. registered the largest revenue share in 2022 for the audiobooks market due to the growing compatibility on mobile devices and listening convenience for consumers

Competitive Landscape

  •, Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Audible, Inc
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • Downpour
  • Google LLC
  • Rakuten Group, Inc.
  • Storytel
  • W.F.Howes Ltd.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Market Outlook

2.2 Segmental Outlook

2.3 Competitive Insights

Chapter 3 Audiobooks Market Variables, Trends & Scope

3.1 Market Introduction

3.2 Audiobooks Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.3 Market Dynamics

3.3.1 Market Driver Analysis

3.3.2 Market Restraint/Challenges Analysis

3.3.3 Industry Opportunities

3.4 Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping

3.5 Business Environment Analysis Tools

3.5.1 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

3.5.2 Pest Analysis

Chapter 4 Genre Estimates and Trend Analysis

4.1 Market Size Estimates & Forecasts and Trend Analysis, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)

4.2 Genre Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2022 & 2030

4.3 Fiction

4.4 Non-Fiction

Chapter 5 Preferred Device Estimates And Trend Analysis

5.1 Market Size Estimates & Forecasts And Trend Analysis, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)

5.2 Preferred Device Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2022 & 2030

5.3 Smartphones

5.4 Laptops & Tablets

5.5 Personal Digital Assistants

5.6 Others

Chapter 6 Distribution Channel Estimates And Trend Analysis

6.1 Market Size Estimates & Forecasts And Trend Analysis, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)

6.2 Distribution Channel Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2022 & 2030

6.3 One-time download

6.4 Subscription-Based

Chapter 7 Target Audience Estimates And Trend Analysis

7.1 Market Size Estimates & Forecasts And Trend Analysis, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)

7.2 Target Audience Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2022 & 2030

7.3 Kids

7.4 Adults

Chapter 8 Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

8.1 Audiobooks Market By Region, 2022 & 2030

8.2 Regional Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2022 & 2030

Chapter 9 Competitive Analysis

9.1 Key Global Players, Recent Developments & Their Impact On The Industry

9.2 Key Company/Competition Categorization (Key Innovators, Market Leaders, Emerging Players)

9.3 Key Company Ranking Analysis, 2022

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First published on Fri, Aug 4, 2023

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