Pre-loaded audio format and downloads increase, childrens & YA numbers decrease. Total industry revenue down only 6.7%. Audiobooks remain a bright spot in publishing. Get more information by reading the complete 2009 APA Sales Survey press release here.
Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist,
she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature
(ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey