13 Ideas for getting more listeners (audiobooks)

This may be a bit advanced for some beginner indie authors but you should be planning ahead. Audiobooks will soon overtake ebooks in sales numbers. More and more readers are turning toward listening rather than reading (especially young readers), so it’s not something to ignore.

From growing awareness on social media to generating a high volume of sales on audiobook retailers like Chirp (learn how to submit for a Chirp deal here!), there’s a variety of tactics you can use for marketing audiobooks. And audio is an extremely fast-growing segment of the publishing market. According to the Audio Publishers Association, audiobook revenue in 2018 increased 24.5% from 2017 (and unit sales increased 27.3%), totaling $940 million!


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