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  • 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.

  • Aha and Podiobooks to Deliver In-Vehicle Streaming Audiobooks

    Drivers will soon be able to listen to streaming on-demand audiobooks in their vehicles thanks to a new partnership between Aha by Harman, the provider of audio and infotainment products, and Podiobooks.com, which has a large collection of free serialized online audiobooks.

  • OverDrive Adds Audiobook Streaming

    Digital distributor OverDrive plans to update its audiobook download services to allow users instant access to titles, the company announced Wednesday. Starting later this year, streaming audiobooks from OverDrive will be available on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

  • BEA 2012: Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' Wins Big at 17th Annual Audie Awards

    Tina Fey's Bossypants was named Audiobook of the Year and Allan Wolf's The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic won the award for Distinguished Achievement in Production last night at the 17th annual Audies Gala in New York City.

  • Behind the Audiobook Scenes with Celebrity Readers

    How Johnny Depp ended up narrating the audiobook of Keith Richards' memoir, and other stories of A-listers landing in the recording studio.

  • Extras! Extras! Audio Publishers Deliver: Focus on Audio 2012

    Whereas print books allow the reader the familiar heft of a novel, minimal eye strain, and the chance to inspire literary Missed Connections on Craigslist, and e-books offer a lightweight way to download up to 3,500 titles lightning fast and read everything from e-Fifty Shades of Grey to e-Think Like a Man without attracting undue attention, audiobooks aim for a different niche in the market.

  • How Chef Marcus Samuelsson Records an Audiobook

    Celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson can cook a chicken 200 different ways, but how does he take the heat of recording his memoir? We go into the studio to find out.

  • Audiobooks.com Launches Cloud-Based Subscription Service

    Starting today Audiobooks.com is offering subscribers access thousands of audio book titles in the cloud. The subscription service, which is compatible with Internet-enabled smartphones and PCs, including the iPhone and Android smartphones, uses proprietary cloudmark sync technology.

  • The 2011 Listen-Up Awards

    It was another great year for audiobooks. Who could forget Tina Fey’s hilarious reading of her memoir, Bossypants? Or Samuel L. Jackson’s now famous narration of Adam Mansbach’s Go the F**K to Sleep? Here are the best of the best.

  • Gaiman Curates Audio Line for Audible

    Audible has teamed with Neil Gaiman to do an audiobook series curated by the bestselling author.

  • Audible Gets Hollywood Stars to Read Audiobooks

    Audible.com, the provider of digital spoken-word entertainment, is introducing a line of audio performances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman.

  • Sounds of Autumn: Fall 2011 Audio Listings

    By now, the usual flurry of spring and summer conferences—replete with giveaway ARCs and advance audio samplers—have whet the appetites of audiobook buyers and listeners for new fall titles. We've sifted through the latest offerings from audiobook publishers and have compiled our own sampler of sorts, of selected highlights for the season.

  • Focus on Audio Books: Spring 2011

    A look at the state of audio books from three different angles.

  • Case Study: The Pale King

    Converting any book to audio is an exacting endeavor. When the book is written by a celebrated author known for his expansive, experimental style (think: footnotes, endnotes, digressions, jargon, acronyms) the process is that much more challenging. And when the book is an unfinished, fragmentary, posthumously published novel, the task looks almost impossible.

  • The Storyteller

    Scott Brick has narrated more than 500 books. Along the way, he's been feted (with 40 Earphones Awards, PW's own Listen Up Awards, and an Audie Award) and challenged (Scandinavian pronunciation). He shares his enthusiasm for the industry and lets us in on his preparation process (horror movies help).

  • Getting the Word Out

    The Audio Publishers Association is set to kick off its 14th annual June Is Audiobook Month campaign, designed to celebrate the industry and bring greater awareness of audiobooks. As formats and consumer habits have changed over the past 10 years—sometimes dramatically—audio publishers have kept pace with evolving marketing efforts. We checked in with the APA and publishers to see how they've been getting audio titles heard.

  • Spring Audio 2011

    Publishers' spring audio lists have taken shape, and there's a robust variety of offerings available to listeners. The season includes debuts from publisher Dreamscape Media and the children's imprint Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, and a new name for the former BBC Audiobooks America, now known as AudioGO.

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