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  • April 2014 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Danes in the booth for Macmillan and more in this month's audio book news.

  • Crystal, Streep Vie for Top 2014 Audie Honors

    The winners will be revealed at on May 29 at the Audie Awards Gala at the New York Academy of Medicine, hosted by author Libba Bray.

  • O’Reilly Abdicates Throne, Patterson Claims Audio Crown

    Rocketing to the top of this month’s list of bestselling audiobooks—and snatching the #1 spot from the mega-selling Bill O’Reilly—is James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private L.A.

  • March 2014 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Kay to give the play-by-play of Rivera’s ‘Closer’ and more in this month's audio book news.

  • Comics Break the Sound Barrier

    Superman was the first comic-book superhero to break the sound barrier, with the 1940s radio show The Adventures of Superman.

  • 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.

  • 2014 Audie Finalists Announced

    Winners will be announced on May 29 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

  • Talking Audio with January LaVoy

    Accomplished theater and television actress January LaVoy has been steadily building a reputation as an audiobook narrator for the past five years, and in 2013 she was named PW’s Audiobook Narrator of the Year.

  • February 2014 Audio Books: In the Studio

    All-star cast gathers for ‘Suspicious Incidents’ and more in this month's audio book news.

  • Colbert Takes Home Spoken Word Grammy

    The comedian and writer won for "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't."

  • Audio Books 2014: The Year Ahead

    The audiobook industry sails into 2014 on a high note.

  • January 2014 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Miles Narrates with a Purpose and more in this month's audio book news.

  • The 2013 Listen-Up Awards

    The audiobook industry continued to grow in 2013, and for listeners that meant one thing: the chance to hear a host of outstanding titles, read by the most talented narrators in the business.

  • December 2013 Audio Books: In the Studio

    Diaz adds narration to her body of work and more in this week's audio books news.

  • Midwest Tape in Audio Distribution Deals with HC, S&S

    Midwest Tape has struck deals with Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins to distribute physical copies of their frontlist audiobook titles to libraries.

  • Blackstone Audio to Distribute HC Audio CDs

    Blackstone Audio has struck a deal with HarperCollins to distribute physical editions of audiobooks that Harper has to date only released as digital audiobooks.

  • Sitting at the Grownups' Table: PW Talks with Ross Ballard II

    As producer, director, sound engineer, and narrator, Ross Ballard II wears many hats for his independent audiobook publishing company. His most recent production, Screaming with the Cannibals by Lee Maynard, came out this summer, and I had the opportunity to talk with Ballard about the company and his experiences as a small publisher in the booming audiobook industry.

  • Findaway World & Mackin Launch Audiobook Platform

    Librarians and teachers will have access to over 31,000 digital downloadable audiobooks through Mackin's MackinVIA platform.

  • November 2013 Audio Books: In the Studio

    This month, a former Secretary of Defense, a Tony Award nominee, Audie Award winners, actors, and authors will be heading to the studio to record audiobooks for the likes of Penguin, Hachette, and Naxos—just to name a few. One publisher is even donating a portion of the proceeds from a very important audiobook to charity.

  • Blackstone Audio Buys AudioGo U.S. Arm

    After being acquired by U.K-based AudioGo at the end of 2012, Blackstone Audio has turned around and bought all the U.S. assets of AudioGo in a move that effectively ends the nine-month merger.

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