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  • Changes to PW's Audiobook Coverage

    PW will continue to offer news and feature coverage of physical and digital audiobooks, as well as monthly audiobook bestseller lists, but will no longer review audiobooks effective August 1.

  • APA Revamps Audie Awards, Gala

    In an effort to raise the profile of its most prestigious honor—the Audie Award—the Audio Publishers Association is moving the date for its annual Audie Awards Gala and streamlining the Awards themselves.

  • Fall 2018 Audio Announcements

    The new crop of fall audiobooks is here, and all the most popular genres are represented as the audio publishing segment continues to enjoy an era of plenty.

  • Audiobook Revenue Jumped 22.7% in 2018

    Total audiobook sales rose 22.7% in 2017, to an estimated $2.5 billion, according to a report from the Audio Publishers Association.

  • 'Lincoln in the Bardo' Wins Top Honor at 23rd Annual Audie Awards

    Actors, authors, producers, and other audiobook industry insiders gathered at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan on May 31 for the Audio Publishers Association’s 23rd Annual Audie Award gala where 'Lincoln in the Bardo' took home the audiobook of the year prize.

  • Witherspoon Brings Hello Sunshine to Audible

    Audible Inc. has announced a partnership with Hello Sunshine, the cross-platform media brand founded by Reese Witherspoon that is dedicated to producing female-driven content.

  • May 2018 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Blackstone and Disney bring ‘Black Panther’ to audio, Lauren Groff's latest showcases the Sunshine State for Penguin, and more in this month's audio news.

  • April 2018 Audio Books: In the Studio

    F. Murray Abraham heads ‘Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales,’ FBI’s James Comey wraps up reading ‘Loyalty,’ and more in this month's audio news.

  • Smashwords, Findaway Voices Team to Offer Audiobook Production, Distribution

    Smashwords, a self-publishing and e-book distribution platform, is teaming with Findaway Voices to offer Smashwords authors access to Findaway's audiobook production and distribution network.

  • Spring 2018 Audio Announcements

    Publishing's audio segment continues its rise in a season boasting a wide range of titles that reflect the industry's overall growth.

  • HarperAudio Goes Retro with New Vinyl Audiobook Series

    Following successful vinyl record releases by Amy Poehler and others, HarperAudio plans to produce a series of spoken word vinyl audiobook titles (with accompanying digital editions) in 2018.

  • The Best Audiobooks of 2017

    Last year, our team of audio reviewers listened to more than 200 titles. Here, we highlight our favorites from the year across several categories.

  • Spanish Publishing Rides the Growth in Audio

    Demand for audiobooks expands, and publishers add more Spanish-language titles.

  • Audible Launches Dedicated Romance Service

    Audible Romance offers unlimited access to more than 10,000 romance titles, including bestsellers and Audible Originals. The service costs $6.95 a month as an add-on to an Audible membership, and $14.95 a month as a standalone service.

  • October 2017 Audio Books: In the Studio

    An Audible exclusive, the Bushes come to Hachette, and more in this month's audio news.

  • Audiobook Publishing And Sales Take Off Up North

    Audible and Kobo have launched audiobook platforms in Canada—and publishers are getting into the game, too.

  • RBmedia Buys Gildan Media

    RBmedia one of the country's largest publishers and distributors of audiobook content, added to its holdings with the purchase of Gildan Media, which has a catalogue of about 2,200 nonfiction audio titles.

  • Getting the Measure of Downloadable Audio

    In a flat market, the format has been a bright spot—even as it has remained difficult to determine what is selling and in what numbers.

  • September 2017 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Knapp faces the music for Oasis and more in this month's audio book news.

  • Audiobook News Update, August 2017

    Christianaudio visits ‘Fire Road’ with Vietnam’s "Napalm Girl" and more.

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