Black History Month
In 2022, your audiobook purchases and word-of-mouth advocacy made it possible for us to improve our app, launch new projects, and deliver more funds to independent bookstores.
28% increase in what we paid local bookstores from 2021.
60,823 audiobooks added to Libro.fm in 2022, bringing our total catalog to 294,708.
376 independent bookstores joined in 2022, bringing our total to 2,000.
1,030 new bookseller recommendations made in 2022, bringing our total to 4,437.
1,293 new playlists created in 2022, bringing our total to 4,317.
Thanks to your feedback, we launched the Apple Watch app, and added in-app search and credit purchasing to the Android app.
“I’m obsessed with Libro.fm. They have such a beautiful platform and they go above and beyond to support indie bookstores. They are quick and kind with their support, and they are constantly improving and updating to make it even better. Can I give six stars?”
— Libro.fm Customer
We continued to spotlight marginalized voices through blog content, landing pages, playlists, and our new podcast.
In our playlists, marketing emails, and social media posts, we made sure at least 50% of the audiobooks featured were authored by marginalized folks. This includes ✊🏾 BIPOC, 🏳️🌈 LGBTQIA+, and ♿ disabled authors.
To help like-minded organizations raise funds, we offered audiobook credits to those who donated during the holiday season.Learn more
We created a guide for making the switch to small literary businesses for folks aiming for more ethical consumption.Read the post
As a result, Libro.fm partner bookstores saw a 219% increase in new customers who purchased an audiobook for the first time or signed up for a membership.
“At RO, we believe that our people’s greatest asset is their speed of learning. Partnering with Libro.fm has empowered us with a learning environment aiding us in developing our people into premier leaders.”
— Todd Wynne / Chief Innovation OfficerLearn more
Our road trip to Nashville for a conversation with Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books.Listen to the conversation