All Ears for Spotify: The Rise of Audiobooks and Where You Can Listen

All Ears for Spotify: The Rise of Audiobooks and Where You Can Listen

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Media tour conducted by Spotify announcing that audiobooks will become available to Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S.

The rise of audiobooks in sales and the number of listeners cannot be ignored anymore.

Audiobooks offer an entertaining, engaging way to finally get around to all the books youve always meant to read, a new way to experience the stories you already love and a great way to discover your next favorite book.

A recent Spotify survey found that 41% of audiobook listeners prefer audiobooks over physical books because of cognitive benefits like improving their memory or keeping their mind active. The demographics leading in listening were Gen Z and Millennials, with 72% of 1834-year-olds listening to audiobooks.

On November 7th a nationwide media tour was conducted with Xavier "X" Jernigan, Spotify AI DJ x Head of Cultural Partnerships, discussing the exciting news from Spotify as they announce that audiobooks are now available to Spotify Premium subscribers in the US, introducing tens of millions of new listeners to audiobooks.

Adding audiobooks into Premium means that US subscribers will have access to 15 hours of monthly listening time from a catalog of more than 200,000 audiobooks – as part of their existing Premium subscription.

Spotify users are now getting even more from their Premium subscription: an on-demand catalog of more than 100 million tracks and over 200,000 audiobooks, as well as more than 5 million podcasts.

The Spotify Premium audiobook catalog includes many of the worlds most beloved titles as well as new releases: including over 70% of bestselling titles. This includes books from all of the Big 5 publishers and many independent publishers and authors – including beloved titles from classics like Emily Bronts Wuthering Heights to modern sensations like Colleen Hoovers It Ends With Us.

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