Who would've thought that listening to someone read you a book could be enjoyable, years ago that would've seemed absurd. However our world is continuously striving for better and quicker consumption of content. An audiobook gives people the opportunity to plow through books while they're at the gym, doing mundane tasks at home such as cooking/cleaning or commuting to work. We know that there're benefits in reading books but are there any benefits in listening to audiobooks. Well, besides the enjoyment factor, it is claimed that audiobooks drastically improve your vocabulary, reading speed and fluency.
Long gone are the days, where writer's could recluse and solely focus on writing. Nowadays, in order to succeed as an author you have to maintain a well oiled digital marketing machine. This is probably why we see significantly less classic material being produced. No more Robinson Crusoe. The world has gone deep into fast consuming commercialism and short term monetization. It's not enough that the author is an extremely talented writer but he/she must be a digital media expert as well. What are the chances of that happening?