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Global Audiobooks Market: By Genre: Fiction, Non-fiction; By Preferred Device: Smartphones, Laptops and Tablets, Personal Digital Assistants, Others; By Distribution Channel; By Target Audience; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Audiobooks Market Outlook

The global audiobooks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.0% during the period 2022-2027. Asia, North America and Europe are expected to be key markets.

 

Global Audiobooks Market

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Global Market Likely to be Driven by Growth in Audiobook Listenership

There has been a significant growth in the global market for audiobooks over the last few years. The growth has been a result of attractive offerings from audiobook service providers, expansion of range of listening alternatives (smartphones, tablets, desktops, smart speakers, etc.), and increase in the number of people taking to audiobooks for various reasons. Audiobooks are especially useful for the visually impaired, and for those who like to read but do not have time. Traditionally, audiobooks have been used by teachers and schools to teach second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Audiobooks have provided an effective means to access and enjoy literature. The global audiobooks market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

An audiobook is a voice recording of the text of a book that may be listened to.   you listen to rather than read. An audiobook may be a complete reading of the text, or an abridged version. Audiobooks are generally bought and downloaded just like digital video and music; while these may be bought from online bookstores, there are public domain platforms from which audiobooks may be downloaded for free. Some popular apps and websites offering free and paid access to audiobooks include Apple Books, Audible.com, AllYouCanBooks.com, Project Gutenberg, Downpour, Nook Audiobooks, and OverDrive, among others.

Audiobooks are a strong medium for dissemination of information. Indeed, listening can draw more information (and nuances therein) from the speaker’s inflections. For example, sarcasm is more easily identified and communicated through audio than text in print.

 

Convenience Offered by Audiobooks Expected to Boost Market Growth

Audiobooks offer the convenience of listening even while doing other tasks, for example, walking, exercising, travelling or performing household chores. Further, audiobooks may be used when one does not feel like reading or in the dark, when it is not practically possible to read a book. Many people like to listen to audiobooks before going to sleep; they simply turn on an audiobook and listen to the audio while drifting into sleep. Such convenience offered by audiobooks is expected to help the growth of the global audiobooks market.

 

Increase in Listenership is Expected to Continue

Audiobook listenership has been growing. Children’s books form a significant part of audiobook sales. With an increase in children’s smart speaker consumption, popularity of audiobooks among children has also been reported to increase significantly. Further it has been strongly suggested that listening to audiobooks may have a significant positive impact on reading skills and enjoyment; audiobooks may help in the development of reading skills, decoding, and comprehension, and also lead to positive outcomes like wellbeing and emotional intelligence. Youth are also being reported to exhibit growing engagement with audiobooks. It is noteworthy that audiobook consumption is higher among individuals falling in higher income groups. In light of these factors, it is expected that audiobook listenership would continue during the forecast period, boosting market growth.

 

Market Segmentation

 

Global Audiobooks Market by Segments

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By genre, the market is segmented into:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction

By preferred device, the market is classified into:

  • Smartphones
  • Laptops and Tablets
  • Personal Digital Assistants
  • Others

By distribution channel, the market is classified into:

  • One-time Download
  • Subscription-Based

By target audience, the market is segmented into:

  • Kids
  • Adults

By region, the market is divided into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Global Audiobooks Market by Region

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Key Industry Players in the Global Audiobooks Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Amazon Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Audible, Inc.
  • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • Downpour
  • Google
  • Playster
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Genre
  • Preferred Device
  • Distribution Channel
  • Target Audience
  • Region
Breakup by Genre
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
Breakup by Preferred Device
  • Smartphones
  • Laptops and Tablets
  • Personal Digital Assistants
  • Others
Breakup by Distribution Channel
  • One-time Download
  • Subscription-Based
Breakup by Target Audience
  • Kids
  • Adults
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Amazon Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Audible, Inc.
  • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • Downpour
  • Google
  • Playster
  • Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Audiobooks Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Audiobooks Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Audiobooks Market by Genre
        8.4.1    Fiction
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Non-fiction
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.5    Global Audiobooks Market by Preferred Device
        8.5.1    Smartphones
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Laptops and Tablets
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Personal Digital Assistants
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global Audiobooks Market by Distribution Channel
        8.6.1    One-time Download
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.2    Subscription-based
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.7    Global Audiobooks Market by Target Audience
        8.7.1    Kids
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.2    Adults
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.8    Global Audiobooks Market by Region
        8.8.1    North America
            8.8.1.1    Market Share
            8.8.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.8.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.2    Europe
            8.8.2.1    Market Share
            8.8.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.8.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.3    Asia Pacific
            8.8.3.1    Market Share
            8.8.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.8.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.4    Latin America
            8.8.4.1    Market Share
            8.8.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.8.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.8.5.1    Market Share
            8.8.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.8.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
9    North America Audiobooks Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
10    Europe Audiobooks Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Audiobooks Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Audiobooks Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Audiobooks Market  Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    Amazon Inc.
            15.2.1.1    Company Overview
            15.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.1.4    Certifications
        15.2.2    Apple Inc.
            15.2.2.1    Company Overview
            15.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.2.4    Certifications
        15.2.3    Audible, Inc.
            15.2.3.1    Company Overview
            15.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.3.4    Certifications
        15.2.4    Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc.
            15.2.4.1    Company Overview
            15.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.4.4    Certifications
        15.2.5    Downpour
            15.2.5.1    Company Overview
            15.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.5.4    Certifications
        15.2.6    Google
            15.2.6.1    Company Overview
            15.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.6.4    Certifications
        15.2.7    Playster
            15.2.7.1    Company Overview
            15.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.7.4    Certifications
        15.2.8    Others
16    Key Trends and Developments in the Market
 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Audiobooks Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Genre (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Genre (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Preferred Device (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Preferred Device (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    Global Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Target Audience (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Target Audience (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    Global Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    Global Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    North America Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    North America Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    Europe Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    Europe Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Asia Pacific Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Asia Pacific Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Latin America Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
19.    Latin America Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
20.    Middle East and Africa Audiobooks Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
21.    Middle East and Africa Audiobooks Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
22.    Global Audiobooks Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global audiobooks market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.0% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include an increase in the number of people taking to audiobooks for various reasons, easy accessibility of these paperback copies, internet proliferation, and the prevalence of smart home technology.

Attractive offerings from audiobook service providers and expansion of the range of listening alternatives, such as smartphones, smart speakers are the key industry trends propelling the market's growth.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The various genres are fiction and non-fiction.

The preferred devices are smartphones, laptops and tablets, and personal digital assistants, among others.

The several distribution channels are one-time download and subscription-based.

The target audiences are kids and adults.

The major players in the industry are Amazon Inc., Apple Inc., Audible, Inc., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc., Downpour, Google, and Playster, among others.

Analyst Review

The global audiobooks market was driven by the expansion of the range of listening alternatives such as smartphones, smart speakers in the historical period. Aided by the prevalence of smart home technology and attractive offerings from audiobook service providers, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 24.0%.

EMR's meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The various genres are fiction and non-fiction. The preferred devices are smartphones, laptops and tablets, and personal digital assistants, among others. The several distribution channels are one-time download and subscription based. The target audiences are kids and adults. The major regional markets for audiobooks market are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The major players in the industry are Amazon Inc., Apple Inc., Audible, Inc., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc., Downpour, Google, and Playster, among others.

EMR's research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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