The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Audio Book Provision for Independent Bookshops

images-(1).png launched to the general public in the UK and Ireland on 26th July 2023 – readers in the UK and Ireland can now support UK and Irish bookshops by listening to their favourite audiobooks. Irish bookshops can sell audiobooks in Euros to their customers.

Do take a look at this presentation to learn more about who Libro are and how they work with bookshops. 
BA members can sign up as a partner, to sell à la carte audiobooks and memberships. Fill in the form to sign up here. Bookselling partners will earn 20-30% on every à la carte sale and 10% on membership payments.

You can also sign up to get free Audiobook Listening Copies (ALCs) for you and your bookselling team. Every month, you'll receive access to a large selection of new and upcoming audiobooks for free. 

Email if you have any questions.

xigxag, an independent audiobook app based in the UK, has launched their audiobook affiliate program for booksellers. Both UK and Irish booksellers are welcome to sign up to the program.

xigxag is a B Corp Certified audiobook platform offering users an independent alternative to big tech. Their app offers thousands of audiobooks and the x-book®, an audiobook and ebook combined into a single format, all at great prices without a subscription. With a mission to make books more accessible to all, xigxag believes in the importance of everyone enjoying books in the way that suits them best.

By signing up for xigxag’s affiliate program today, you can provide your customers access to a brilliant range of audiobook titles, and earn a commission on each sale.  The xigxag affiliate program is designed to complement your business, without interfering with your current operations. By integrating xigxag’s no-subscription model and audiobook-only platform, you can generate a new revenue stream alongside your physical book sales.

To get started, visit the xigxag Bookseller Portal and complete the short sign-up process. Once approved, you can begin earning money immediately. xigxag will provide you with instructions to get set up, an affiliate link to your landing page, as well as the marketing support to kickstart your participation.

For further information or support in getting set up, email logo, the online bookstore on a mission to support independent bookshops, has completed a £1.5m angel fundraising round to add audiobooks and ebooks to its UK platform. are planning to launch a private beta version of the service in late 2023, followed by a full launch in early 2024.

The platform will apply the same business model as their physical book sales: UK bookshops will be able to keep the full profit margin of any ebooks or audiobooks they sell, while all other sales will generate 10% for the profit pool which is shared equally among all participating bookshops.

Booksellers on the platform will be able to add ebooks and audiobooks to their websites and affiliate pages seamlessly. Integrating ebooks and audiobooks into its online store, will launch with a mobile app for customers to enjoy a high quality reading or listening experience.

More information will be made available to booksellers in due course.