Well? Are there any British Audiobook users?
I ask for a couple of reasons. The main one is I can’t give away my UK Audible promo codes. The US – yes! As soon as I say something on Facebook or Goodreads about free promo codes – Wham! Shazam! All these Americans come running with a smile and a “thank you and have a nice day!”
Now once upon a very long time ago, us Brits had a reputation for shyness and politeness. No longer are those two traits true of the modern Brit.
Before any of you protest, I ask you if you have ever travelled on a bus or train full of teenage British schoolgirls? The language makes me blush!
I find it weird that not one single Brit has asked me for a free promo code. Especially after I read an article in Good e-Reader. It was titled UK Audiobook Sales Have Doubled in the Past 5 Years.
Possibly two have been sold? 🙂
It was interesting reading as it went on to say:
Audiobook sales have doubled in the United Kingdom in the past five years. In 2017 audiobook sales rose by 12% in volume and 15% in value and digital audio now accounts for 5% of consumer book spending.
“Audiobook growth is an encouraging sign that the book consumer in 2017 had a good appetite for content in many formats,” Oliver Beldham, account manager at Nielsen Book Research, said. “The differing consumer profile also shows the reach that audio formats can have among buyers beyond the traditional book customer.”
What I find interesting about this latest report is that audiobooks are primarily consumed by men aged between the ages of 25 and 44. This is attributed them being more tech savvy and willing to embrace new types of digital content distribution systems. This includes podcasts, which have been proven to be a gateway to audiobooks.
Strange, as that demographic of males between the ages of 25 and 44 is an important part of the demographic for my audiobook.
Operation Julie is considered by many to be part of the popular culture of the UK in the 60s and 70s – along with acid, festivals, and free love. It’s an era that 25-44 year olds know all about from their parents as well as films and books.
Maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps this audiobook demographic have no interest in Operation Julie, the start of the “war on drugs,” and the acid-fuelled counter-culture of the day.
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