New York Times Debuts Monthly Audiobook Bestseller Lists
This week, the New York Times will launch its new audiobook bestseller list, which will appear online on March 8 and in print in the Sunday Book Review on March 18.
Libro.fm, which partners with the American Booksellers Association to offer independent bookstores the opportunity for audiobook sales, reports to the New York Times on behalf of the more than 400 bookstores participating in the Libro.fm indie partner program.
The New York Times’ new audiobook bestseller list will feature the top 15 fiction and top 15 nonfiction audiobook lists, based on sales from the previous month. The lists combine digital and physical audio sales.
“The vibrant growth of audiobooks in the industry has created a need for an impartial, reliable source for tracking and reporting the top-selling audiobooks across the country,” said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. “The Times recognizes the increased reader and listener interest in audiobooks, as well as in the Book Review’s increasing depth of coverage of audiobooks, and we’re thrilled we’ll be able to provide them independent data they can rely on.”
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