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Audio Publishers Association: US Audiobook Revenues Reach $1.6 Billion in 2021

Growth in audiobook revenue by genre was led in 2021 by romance, self-help, and science-fiction per the Audio Publishers Association. The post Audio Publishers Association: US Audiobook Revenues Reach $1.6 Billion in 2021 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-06-07 15:41:05 UTC ]
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Google Play Books Expands AI Audiobook Narration

Google Play Books has announced that publishers in six countries can now create, edit, publish, and sell auto-narrated audiobooks on its platform. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Duvall Hecht, who popularized audiobooks as founder of Books on Tape, dies at 91

An enterprising entrepreneur, he spun the tedium of his daily commute into a cottage industry that gave bibliophiles a novel way of experiencing literature. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-02 04:08:56 UTC ]
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PRH Continues Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

The programs first went into effect in March of 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and will have been in force for over two years by the time they expire if they are not extended further. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Auto-narration 'can help close gap' between e-books and audiobooks

Auto-narrated audiobooks will not replace human narration but will help "elevate" text-heavy books and help eliminate the gap between e-books and accompanying audiobooks, says Ani Attamian, head of publishing partnerships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Google. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-20 01:45:35 UTC ]
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PRH Once Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

The publisher's pro-rated terms and its temporary story time permissions will now run through March, 31, 2022, as the pandemic continues to impact schools and libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Publishers Association Cites 12-Percent 2020 US Audiobook Revenue Growth

In 2020, the Audio Publishers Association sales report finds more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the US, up 39 percent over 2019. The post Audio Publishers Association Cites 12-Percent 2020 US Audiobook Revenue Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-01 13:14:36 UTC ]
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PRH Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

Under the terms of its program, which PRH began more than a year ago, libraries have the option to license e-books and digital audio for one-year terms at a 50% prorated price as an alternative to the existing two-year term (for e-books) or perpetual access (for digital audio). Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Proof is in the Audio: How Proof Listeners Make Sure the Audiobook Matches the Print

Have you ever wondered who's responsible for making sure an audiobook matches the print? It's proof listeners! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-04-01 10:37:00 UTC ]
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6 Audiobooks for Your LGBTQ+ Book Club

These audiobooks for your LGBTQ+ book club are tested and recommended by one member of a queer South Carolina book club. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-23 11:30:00 UTC ]
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ACE makes £152,000 grant for library e-books and audio

Arts Council England (ACE) is awarding £152,000 to help public libraries buy e-books and digital audio products after demand soared during the pandemic. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 11:35:36 UTC ]
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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Nikki Giovanni’s slightly raspy, slightly sibilant voice draws listeners into Make Me Rain,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-27 11:56:49 UTC ]
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COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2020-11-11 10:35:53 UTC ]
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As Covid-19 Cases Surge, PRH Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries, Schools

Penguin Random House executives this week confirmed that the publisher is extending its "temporary" digital license terms for e-books and digital audio in libraries and schools through March 31, 2021. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The National Book Award 5 Under 35 Honorees on Audio

Listen to the audiobooks by this year's National Book Award 5 Under 35 honorees, all of which are women of color! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-03 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research

What's reported to be the first study of audiobook consumer behavior in Australia points to a new, young audience for the format. The post Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-08 19:52:16 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

Terms of sale first enacted in March to help librarians during the Covid-19 crisis will now run through the end of the year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Do You Translate a Comic Book Into Audio? Ask Neil Gaiman

In a new audio production, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen and a full cast give voice to “The Sandman.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-15 15:00:03 UTC ]
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PRH Audio to release audiobook anthology for mindful living in lockdown

Penguin Random House Audio is bringing together wellbeing experts, including fitness author Chloe Madeley and performance coach Sara Milne Rowe, in a new audio anthology, The Here and Now. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-09 10:56:54 UTC ]
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E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:30:27 UTC ]
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