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  • 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.

  • Fiction Is the Most Popular Category at

    General fiction accounted for 23% of audiobook downloads on the site, followed by mystery/thriller.

  • It Took 166 People to Record the Audiobook Edition of George Saunders's 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

    Julianne Moore, Nick Offerman, and Jeff Tweedy were among the huge cast who helped record the audiobook. Plus other audiobook news.

  • Spring 2017 Audio Announcements

    Boom is still the word where audiobooks are concerned, as a new season of releases arrives. Our listing of upcoming audio titles reflects the wide variety of new projects scheduled for the season.

  • Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and Narrator Redmayne Land at Audible

    Audible has announced that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' by J.K. Rowling and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is now available as a digital audiobook.

  • Publishers See More Good Times Ahead for Audiobooks

    The audiobooks story of the year in 2016 was—again—the continued strong sales growth of the digital audio market, and many audio publishers expect to see more gains in 2017.

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