The Science of Audio Books: April 2009 Archives

Audiobooks from the BBC

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The BBC recently announced that over 1,000,000 audiobooks had now been downloaded from its website.

The top five most downloaded audiobook titles were Blackadder Goes Forth, The Mighty Boosh, A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (great book which we've used a lot in the creation of Rockford's Rock Opera), The Adventure of English: The Biography of English by Melvyn Bragg and The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (not great!).

A BBC spokesperson said, and I quote:

"Sales of audio downloads in the USA are already big news but as with many trends that start in the States we are starting to notice the trend moving over here - as evidenced by our surpassing a million download sales for the first time. We currently sell approximately three and a half times more downloads to US customers but following such a strong year in 08/09 we expect this gap to close in 09/10."

So it's all good news for the lovers of audiobooks... and Rockford's Rock Opera! 

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