Audio Publishers Association

Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to creating a public awareness of the audio publishing industry as well as providing industry professionals with educational opportunities to develop their businesses.

It was created in 1987 to:

  • Advocate high production value and advise on industry-specific technical standards
  • Serve as a networking, educational and information forum for its members
  • Deliver programs and services that serve the common business interests for its members
  • Promote policies and activities that accelerate audiobook industry growth

APA and its members work to bring all audio publishers together to create increased public awareness for the audiobook industry through joint publicity efforts, national consumer surveys, trade show exhibits, an association newsletter, the annual APA conference – APAC and the Audie Awards competition and gala.