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  • Oasis Debuts New Vintage Pulp Audiobook Imprint

    Paperback Classics, a new audiobook imprint from Oasis Family Media, will bring vintage pulp paperbacks from the 1930s to the 1970s to audio.

  • Charting the Changes in Spanish Audiobooks

    Two new surveys show how the Spanish-language audiobook market is maturing.

  • Audible Continues ‘Originals’ Expansion

    Audible pushes on in its shift away from traditional audiobooks and toward original content by entering into a multi-year development deal with Skybound Entertainment to create multiple audio-only originals available exclusively to Audible subscribers.

  • New Directions Enters the Audiobook Market

    New Directions Publishing has launched an audiobook program, and plans to end the year with eight audio format releases and double its slate for next year.

  • Audible's Captions Program Stirs Fears, Frustration Among Publishers

    The new speech-to-text program from Audible, still in beta, has unnerved publishing industry members, with one major publisher calling it "a clear violation of our terms of sale."

  • Fall 2019 Announcements: Audio

    The double-digit sales increases of digital audio reported by many publishers over the past several years continue, with no signs of slowing.

  • Audible to Release Classic Baby-Sitters Club Series

    All 131 titles in The Baby-sitters Club, Ann M. Martin’s beloved middle grade series, will be available as digital audiobooks exclusively from Audible on August 13.

  • Consumer Use of Audiobooks Continues to Rise

    Half of all Americans over the age of 12 have listened to an audiobook in the past year, according to a new consumer survey. Growth can be attributed to more people listening in cars and advances in technology.

  • Spanish Audiobook Production and Sales Surge

    The number-one market for audiobooks in Spanish published by companies in Spain and Latin America used to be the U.S., but that has changed in recent years.

  • Audible Reveals Latest Emerging Playwrights Commissions

    On February 7, Audible raised the curtain on the second group of theater playwrights selected to receive support from its $5 million Emerging Playwrights Fund to create original works.

  • Libro.fm Brings Digital Audio to Indies

    Amazon’s Audible subsidiary has dominated the downloadable audiobook market for more than a decade, but a Seattle-based rival is starting to challenge that dominance.

  • Spring 2019 Announcements: Audio

    Audio publishers are finalizing their new titles for spring, and we’ve selected some highlights of the season ahead.

  • Hallmark to Publish Audiobooks

    Hallmark Publishing has partnered with Dreamscape Media, the publishing and entertainment arm of Midwest Tape, to produce and distribute its first line of audiobooks.

  • PW Adds Audio Clips to Reviews, Beginning With PRH

    PW has begun embedding audio clips in not only the review of the audiobook, but in reviews in other formats as well. The first publisher to take part in the program is Penguin Random House.

  • FutureBook Wants to Make Books 'More Compelling than Netflix'

    At this year's FutureBook conference in London, attendees from across the U.K. discussed trends in downloadable audiobooks, voice technology, and podcasts, and how publishers could compete with rivaling forms of entertainment.

  • Wiley Teams with RBmedia for Audiobooks

    Per an agreement announced November 19, John Wiley & Sons and RBmedia will partner to publish more than 650 Wiley audiobooks over the next three years.

  • Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Audiobooks

    Listen: audiobooks make great gifts.

  • 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.

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