New voting record for Storytel Awards in the Nordics

The Storytel Awards are more popular than ever in the Nordics. In total, around 130,000 Nordic audiobook listeners have nominated their favourites for their local awards, which is more than twice as many as last year. 

Since 2015, when Storytel arranged its first audiobook awards in Sweden, the popularity of audiobooks have increased significantly and so has the public engagement in Storytel Awards. In total, around 130,000 people have nominated their favourite authors and narrators to the local award ceremonies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland – an all time high. The ceremonies will take place in March and April.

“I am really pleased and thankful for the fantastic response that Storytel Awards has received from the public and the publishing industry. Storytel Awards celebrates the authors and narrators of all the great stories that have enabled the audiobook phenomenon to thrive and impact people’s everyday lives and popular culture”, says Jonas Tellander, founder and CEO of Storytel.  

Votes cast this year: (rounded to nearest one hundred)

Sweden: 71,000 (2020: 30,000)
Denmark: 36,500 (2020: 15,600)
Finland: 14,800 (2020: 11,800)
Iceland: 5,800 (2020: 3,800)

The award includes a cash prize, a diploma and a brand-new statue in the form of an audio wave, created by the design agency SuperTuesday. The Storytel Awards winners will be announced during the spring as follows: 

Finland: 25 March 
Iceland: 26 March 
Sweden: 29 April
Denmark: TBA April

For more information, please contact:
Tiina Nevala, Global PR Manager, Storytel AB
Mobile: +46 (0)70 241 83 01

Email: tiina.nevala@storytel.com

About Storytel
Storytel is one of the world’s largest subscribed audiobook and e-book streaming services and offers listening and reading of more than 500 000 titles on a global scale. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic and creative place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere and anytime. Storytel’s streaming business is conducted under the brands Storytel and Mofibo. Storytel’s publishing business area is carried out through the audiobook publisher StorySide and acclaimed Nordic publishing houses such as Norstedts, People’s and Gummerus. Storytel operates in over 20 markets around the globe and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.