As we jump into 2017, we continue to see coverage on industry partnerships, changes, new technology developments, evolution of listening habits and more…Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. are ending an exclusionary global arrangement for the supply and distribution of audiobooks; soon an approaching ambulance may interrupt your in-car audiobook; Sonos now plays audiobooks, and research shows that podcasts increasingly drive listeners to audiobook purchases.
Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone or an awesome listen to treat yourself?
This past month has been filled with great articles, gift guides, and Grammy nominations of outstanding audiobooks. Peruse the news below, we are sure you will find something fun to share or personally enjoy. Happy holidays everyone!
Election fatigue got you down? Entertain your brain with October's industry news, including Audible's new curated audiobook collections, using audiobooks to get through road trips with kids with your sanity in tact, and how smart phones are giving new life to audiobooks (does anyone listen to books on anything else?). We hope you enjoy this month's selection of articles.
It's back-to-school time, and this month we feature articles about how audiobooks can help kids read and learn more. Also in the news: a blogger details her ups and downs with her first audiobook listen, Amazon is now streaming free audiobooks and podcasts for Prime members, and why one commuter believes children's audiobooks can help you manage the stresses of adulthood.
Why You Should Use Software to Manage Your Metadata
The growth of audiobooks over the last few years has been exciting to see. It seems like everyone is trying to get a handle on this part of the industry, and looking for ways to make their audiobooks more discoverable and more available.
A big part of increasing discoverability depends on sending out high-quality metadata to your retailing partners. Now, metadata is a constant topic of conversation in publishing circles, and publishers struggle with creating good metadata regardless of the formats of the books they publish. With that in mind, I’d like to pass along some thoughts about the value of metadata management software.