It may seem unheard of that the fastest growing publications are not the ones that you can see.
Over the past ten years, audiobook popularity has been one of the fastest growing ways of publishing there is, according to audiopublishing.com.
The boom began as listening devices began diversifying. With the accessibility of your tape player, to your cd player, to your mp3 device, and now to ipods and iphones, it is easier than ever to run to the Harry Potter series.
Although, some demographics suggest that these listeners would be more likely to be listening to something like American Sniper. Although the debate still rages on as to whether or not listening to books holds the same benefits as reading them, studies show that the people that enjoy audiobooks are the ones that enjoy books already. Many of them are college educated, and have a higher income than many that do not read or listen to audiobooks.
In addition to this market that already exists, 23% of audiobook listeners are younger people. People between the ages of eighteen and twenty four. So what that means is that this quickly growing industry not only has a current market, but one that very well may continue to grow with the next generation.