As of 2023, audio ebooks continue to grow in popularity as more people discover the convenience and flexibility of listening to books on-the-go. Many readers enjoy being able to multitask while listening to audiobooks, whether it’s during their commute, while exercising, or while doing chores around the house. Additionally, advances in technology have made it easier and more affordable for authors to produce and distribute audiobooks, which has led to an increase in the availability of audio versions for a wide range of books.
There are several companies that authors can use to publish audiobooks, including:
- ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange): ACX is a platform owned by Amazon that allows authors and publishers to create and distribute audiobooks. It offers a variety of services, including audiobook production and distribution, as well as royalty sharing options for authors.
- Tantor: Tantor is a leading independent audiobook publisher that works with authors and publishers to produce and distribute audiobooks across a variety of genres. They offer a range of services, including production, editing, and distribution, as well as marketing and promotional support for authors.
- Podium: Podium is a platform that helps authors and publishers produce and distribute audiobooks to retailers and libraries worldwide. They offer a variety of production and distribution services, as well as marketing and promotional tools to help authors reach new readers.