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  • 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.

  • Fall 2017 Audio Announcements

    The fall crop of new audio titles is on the way and will land in a market that saw double-digit growth last year over 2015.

  • The 'Hamilton' Revolution Continues at the Audies

    The 22nd annual Audies Gala featured awards in 27 categories, with a behind-the-scenes audiobook look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway hit nabbing 'Audiobook of the Year' honors.

  • Audiobook News Update, June 2017

    Naxos hooks Derek Jacobi, David Timson, and Sean Barrett to head the new full-cast recording of 'The Compleat Angler, Kevin Hart comes to Audible, and more.

  • Audiobook Sales Up Again in 2016, Posting Double-Digit Gains

    Total sales of audiobooks rose 18.2%, to an estimated $2.1 billion. Unit sales for the year were up even more, rising 33.9% over 2015, to 89.5 million.

  • How RBmedia Came to Life

    The company that now holds, as well as all of Recorded Books’ old divisions, was only formed in April—but its story is full of twists.

  • Audio Publishing's Digital Boom

    Publishers talk about change during a period of significant and sustained growth in the audiobook category thanks to digital downloads and more.

  • Audiobook News Update, May 2017

    Alan Alda records his latest with Random House, Hachette teams up with Sedaris on his diaries, and more.

  • RBmedia Launches, Acquires

    The just-launched RBmedia, which produces and distributes spoken audio and digital media, is now the “umbrella brand” over such U.S. audio imprints as Recorded Books, Tantor Media, HighBridge Audio, and Christianaudio.

  • Audiobook News Update, April 2017

    James Franco records Stephen King classic 'The Dead Zone,' actress Gabourney Sidibe narrates her memoir, 'This is Just My Face,' and more.

  • Audiobook News Roundup, March 2017

    Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, and Lena Dunham are only a few of the boldface names who were recently in the booth for audiobook recordings.

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