#Audiobooks

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43-hour audiobook of Shamtaram released

Gregory David Roberts’ cult hit Shantaram (Abacus) is available in audiobook for the first... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical Audiobooks Prove a Surprise for Stores

Despite the encroachment of digital downloads, sales of physical audiobooks remain resilient, with Nielsen BookScan reporting that units were up 6% through the first five months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Industry Celebrates Audiobook Month

To commemorate Audiobook Month, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) is orchestrating a blog tour as a part of its June Is Audiobook Month campaign (JIAM), during which 31 different websites will give away an Audie-winning audiobook each day in June. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Plans Return to Digital Audiobooks

Following the notice B&N sent to customers that it is shutting down its downloadable audio section, a spokesperson for the retailer told PW the company plans to re-enter the market at some point in the future. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oprah to Narrate Upcoming Audiobook

Macmillan Audio has announced that Oprah Winfrey is in the studio narrating the audiobook for "What I Know For Sure." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible’s DIY Audiobook Platform Turns Three

When Audible founder Don Katz launched the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) platform in May 2011, he said one of the main goals was to help increase the number of audiobooks released into the market. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Humble Bundle Releasing Doctorow Audiobook

Humble Bundle, the online venture that distributes bundles of digital content for a price decided by the consumer, is releasing its third bundle of ebooks, including a self-produced DRM-free audiobook of Cory Doctorow's novel "Homeland." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3M Adds Audiobooks to Cloud Library System

The collection will debut with 40,000 titles, powered by Findaway World, including offerings from every major publisher. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible Lowers Royalty on Self-Published Audiobooks

Amazon-owned audiobook retailer Audible is lowering the royalty rates it pays authors who self-publish, and exclusively sell, their audiobooks through the website. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle ebooks

And even better, Amazon's Whispersync technology picks up where you left off no matter whether you're reading, listening, or mixing the two. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Amazon Became the King of Audiobooks

Recorded books are now a billion-dollar business, which Amazon dominates perhaps like none other.     Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2013-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin channels audiobook growth

Penguin Children’s is planning to build on audiobook sales growth, as it launches a new... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NYT: Penguin to extend ebook and audiobook library rentals to LA and Cleveland

Penguin will refresh its ebook lending system later today, according to a report from the New York Times. The publisher will start lending out its titles in Los Angeles and Cleveland, mimicking the program that trialled (despite some DRM issues) in New York. Public library users can even expect... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gaiman records audiobook for charity

A new audiobook short story written and recorded by Neil Gaiman will raise money for charity with... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Audible hits WP 7.5: gesture controlled audiobooks, but no voice control

It didn't land in the Marketplace yesterday as announced, but Amazon's Audible audio book app for Windows Phone 7.5 is now available for download. This Metro-fied version of the app is free to install (including some short samples to get you started), and signing in with your Amazon account lets... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2012-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital audiobook service launches

A new subscription-based digital audiobook service has launched with ambitions to double the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible to pay authors $1 per audiobook sale

Amazon is paying authors $1 for every audiobook they sell if they sign up to its Audible Author... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audiobooks are going Hollywood

Audible.com has persuaded stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson to lend their voices to classic novels for the popular media format.When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tennant to voice Chitty audiobook

Scottish actor David Tennant, known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and with the Royal... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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