AUDIOBOOK INDUSTRY NEWS & FEATURES

The Audio Publishers Association announces the 2016 Audie Award Winners!

Beth Fish Reads is selected as Audiobook Blogger of the Year.

Bustle offers a list of audiobooks to listen to while cooking.


STATS: AUDIOBOOKS IN RESEARCH & INDUSTRY

Just four months after the Harry Potter audiobooks became available via Audible, one million total units have been sold. (Publishers Weekly)

Quill and Quire discusses the increased demand for audiobooks.

As technological innovation increases, audiobook sales surge. (The Sunday Morning Herald)

Time.com explores the impact of sales after a book wins the Pulitzer Prize.

Check out Novelist’s pre-recorded webinar about the growth of audiobooks, from a panel of audio experts.


HIGHLIGHTS: AUDIOBOOKS IN ENTERTAINMENT & BUSINESS

We love seeing so many authors included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.

Recorded Books acquires Christian Audio. (Shamrock Capital Advisors)

Libro.fm has launched its Indie Partner Program which allows any independent bookstore to sell digital audiobooks. (Digital Book World)

Shelfie has partnered with Harvard Book store to offer ebook bundles in-store. (Digital Book World)

Follett, a leading K-12 distributor, acquires Baker and Taylor, a leading library distributor.