Marks a Decade with WNDB Benefit, Top 10 Audiobook List

Audiobook subscription service is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The employee-owned social purpose corporation, founded in North America in June 2014, expanded to the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand in 2023. It shares profits from audiobook sales with independent bookstores and now partners with more than 3,000 book vendors in 80 countries worldwide. 

For its anniversary, rolled out limited-edition branded merchandise featuring its mascot, Booky, and will donate $5 of every item purchased to the organization We Need Diverse Books. The company also is offering a buy-one-get-one, members-only sale on selected audiobooks and touting its top 10 bestselling audiobooks of the decade. The listenable bestsellers include five nonfiction titles and five novels, all but two of them— Robin Wall Kimmerer’s 2016 Braiding Sweetgrass and Ibram X. Kendi’s 2019 How to Be an Antiracist—published since 2020. 

Other nonfiction standouts are Barack Obama’s A Promised Land, Jennette McCurdy’s I’m Glad My Mom Died, and Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart. Fiction contenders include Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry, Ann Patchett’s Tom Lake, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea, and Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead.

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