Audible Celebrates Landmark “Harry Potter” Audiobook Sales
It’s not hard to believe that the addition of the Harry Potter audiobooks to the Audible library has been extremely popular. In fact, Audible has just announced that since the audiobooks were added to the service last November, sales have reached one million!
Prior to the release on Audible, the digital audiobooks were only available through Pottermore. Since the release in November, the audiobooks have been a consistent feature on the bestseller lists.
Audible reports that
this milestone was reached only four months after Audible became the sole subscription-based service to offer the series as digital audiobooks on November 20th [sic], 2015.
Andy Gaies, the Chief Content Officer at Audible, said,
Decades after the release of J.K. Rowling’s celebrated series, there has never been a better time to be a Harry Potter fan. Audible listeners are the most voracious readers there are, and now that we’re able to offer the opportunity to enjoy the Harry Potter series seamlessly through the Audible service, our audience is clamoring for these wonderful stories. We’re gratified that the series has picked up steam so quickly on Audible and look forward to bringing even more listeners to J.K. Rowling’s richly imagined universe through our affordable platform.
Susan L. Jurevics, Chief Executive Officer at Pottermore, commented that
The Harry Potter digital audiobooks are now more accessible thanks to Audible’s ability to successfully connect with its vast membership base. We look forward to growing the audience with Audible and helping more users experience the joys and magic of J.K. Rowling’s [w]izarding [w]orld.
Congratulations to Audible and Pottermore – it’s a huge achievement, although we’re not surprised that so many listeners have been keen to get the digital audiobooks!
You can read the full press release below.
If you haven’t gotten the audiobooks yet, then head over to Audible where you can get all seven books.
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