Audiobooks have grown into a significant source of revenue for a wide variety of publishers in America. Most publishers now plan on producing books in three formats—print, ebook, and audio. Are you in the market? If not, you’re missing out. Audiobooks enable people with visual impairment or learning disabilities to have access to books they would not otherwise be able read. And they have created a new revenue stream—both from readers who were already book buyers and from people who love podcasts or talk radio.
Join us for a presentation by Michele Cobb, executive director of the Audiobooks Publishers Association, and Bill Wolfsthal, business development consultant, Speechki. Michele will explain the state of the audiobook market, and Bill will introduce Speechki synthetic narration technology, which allows publishers to produce audiobooks more quickly and inexpensively than ever before. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Michele Cobb is the executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, the publisher of AudioFile magazine, and a consultant for the audiobook business at Forte Business Consulting.
Bill Wolfsthal is a consultant with over thirty years experience in publishing. He provide sales and marketing advice to publishers, authors, and publishing service providers, including Speechki.