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  • August 2013 Audio Books

    This month, the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, David Cross, Graham Nash, Donald Fagen, and Melissa Joan Hart are lending their talents to the audio industry and heading into the recording studio.

  • Harper Brings Bukowski to Audio

    To celebrate what would have been his 93rd birthday, HarperAudio is publishing eight titles from Charles Bukowski—each of them never before produced as audiobooks.

  • AudiobooksNow Adds Macmillan

    AudiobooksNow has added over 1,100 Macmillan Audio titles to its digital audiobook download and streaming service.

  • AudiobooksNow Adds Tantor

    AudiobooksNow, which provides digital downloads and streaming services for audiobooks, has added 2,300 titles from Tantor Audio to its offerings. With the Tantor addition, AudiobooksNow has 17,000 titles in its catalog.

  • July 2013 Audio Books: In the Studio

    This month, a host of A-list stars take to the recording studio, as well as some veteran narrators and authors reading their own work.

  • Findaway World Launches Playaway Bookpacks

    Digital content provider Findaway World is launching the Playaway Bookpack program, which combines Playaway pre-loaded portable audiobook devices with corresponding print editions, enabling customers to read along while they listen.

  • Audio Books: Week of June 10, 2013

    AudioGO Taps Butler for Green-Eyed Lady and more

  • APA Names 'End of the Affair' Audiobook of the Year

    The Audio Publishers Association, at its 2013 Audie Awards ceremony on Thursday, named Graham Greene's The End of the Affair, read by Colin Firth and published by Audible, the Audiobook of the Year.

  • Focus on Audio 2013: All Our Coverage

  • In the Studio with Recorded Books: Focus on Audio 2013

    At Recorded Books, an audiobook publishing company with seven in-house recording studios in New York City, director Abigail McCue sits at her computer and tells narrator and actor Barbara Rosenblat that her jacket is, ahem, noisy.

  • Aural Sex: The Rise in Audiobook Erotica: Focus on Audio 2013

    We know that people are willing to take that extra step and go for something that’s a little more, dare I say, hardcore,” says Michele Cobb, vice-president of sales and marketing at the new audiobook erotica imprint Insatiable Press.

  • A Torrent of Titles: Focus on Audio 2013

    John Nesco, director of operations for audiobook publisher Tantor Media, has been very busy.

  • Audible Makes Upgrades

    Audible has made several updates to the Audible player for iOS, extending the existing app’s natively supported devices to include iPad, iPad2, and new iPad Mini, while also enhancing the app’s performance for the iPhone.

  • Dreamscape Acquires Nutmeg Media

    Audiobook publisher Dreamscape has acquired Nutmeg Media a book to video firm, and will immediately begin sales, marketing, and distribution of the entire Nutmeg catalog of 107 book-based children’s video titles.

  • Janis Ian and Audible Win Grammy

    Audible Studios has received its first-ever Grammy Award for its production of Janis Ian's memoir, Society's Child: My Autobiography. The audiobook of Society’s Child, in which Ian performs every song she references in the course of her narration, was three years in the making and recorded entirely live.

  • Big Increase in ACX Audio Production

    Audible announced that Audiobook Creation Exchange—the company’s online audiobook rights marketplace and production platform—produced ten times as many audiobooks in 2012 than it did ing 2011, its debut year.

  • The 2012 Listen-Up Awards

    With another year gone, we can look back at the amazing crop of audiobooks from 2012 and find a little something for everyone.

  • Brilliance Audio Enters Print and E-book Market with New Imprint

    Another audiobook publisher is getting into the print and e-book business. Brilliance Audio will begin publishing hardcover, trade paperbacks and e-book originals next year under the Grand Harbor Press imprint.

  • Baker & Taylor Teams with Findaway to Launch Acoustik Audiobooks

    Baker & Taylor this week announced a partnership with Findaway World (creators of Playaway) to launch Acoustik—a new mobile platform to enable consumers to buy and download digital audiobooks on their mobile devices.

  • Audiobook Market Webcast Set for December 11

    PW's audio reviews editor Adam Boretz host an exciting panel of industry experts to discuss how trends and consumer purchasing decisions change how audiobook publishers deliver and market their books to consumers. Joining him on the panel for this interactive live webcast are: Michele Cobb, vice president of sales and marketing, AudioGO; John Goodwin, president, Galaxy Press; Steve Smith, publisher, Oasis Audio. This live webcast discussion starts at 2 p.m. Eastern this Tuesday, December 11th.  To Join the live webcast, click here.

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