June is Audiobook Month

June 1, 2023

Celebrate the art of audiobooks this June! 

June is Audiobook Month, also known as JIAM, was created in 2008 by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) to increase awareness and celebrate the growing popularity of audiobooks. During JIAM, publishers, authors, narrators, listeners, retailers, and distributors come together to celebrate audiobooks and share their love of this unique form of storytelling.

The Audiobook Industry is Booming

Audiobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years, with the APA reporting ten straight years of double-digit audiobook revenue growth in 2021. This rise in popularity can be attributed to several factors, including the convenience of listening on-the-go, the growth of spoken word content, and the overall increased number of high-quality audiobook productions.

Another exciting part of JIAM is the release of new audiobooks and special promotions. Many publishers release new audiobooks during the month of June, and listeners can often find discounts and special promotions on audiobooks during this time.

June is a great opportunity to celebrate the art of audiobooks, connect with your listeners, and others who share your love of audiobooks.

Wondering how you can participate in JIAM?


Publish an audiobook

If you don’t have an audiobook version of your book yet, join Author’s Republic to create one today! We can help create and sell your audiobook: Check out this blog post for more information.

Listen to an audiobook

Pick up an audiobook from one of our retailers, library partners, or music streaming services.

Share your love of audiobooks

Spread the word about your audiobook on social media and encourage your readers to give audio a try.

Attend JIAM events

Look for JIAM events in your area or online and join in the celebration with fellow audiobook lovers.