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The audiobook circuit in digital publishing: Voicing the silent revolution

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Digital Internet-distributed audiobooks are a surprising game changer in digital publishing. In recent years, audiobooks have moved from being a peripheral by-product of the printed book into the centre of digital publishing and reading, but are typically still ignored in publishing studies. This article raises the voice of the audiobook by giving it a privileged status in the current transformations of book publishing caused by digitization. We present an original model of the digital audiobook circuit, which is based on interviews and knowledge from the Danish market as part of a global industry, which makes it possible to reflect and adjust according to national variations. The model is framed by theoretical discussions of values and dynamics within the digital audiobook circuit in general.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Media & Society
Pages (from-to)409-428
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

    Research areas

  • Audio media, audiobook distribution, audiobook production, book circuit, book distribution, book production, digital audiobooks, digital publishing, digital reading, the audiobook circuit, audiobook distribution, digital reading, digital audiobooks, digital publishing, book production, the audiobook circuit, Audio media, audiobook production, book distribution, book circuit

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