AUDIOBOOK INDUSTRY NEWS & FEATURES

Audible announces Channels, a subscription service that will offer a new library of audio, including original programs, articles read aloud and more. (New York Times)  

Opinion on audiobooks continues to swing more to the side that listening IS reading. (The Mercury News)

It's the time of summer when many families hit the road for vacations. The timing is right for a list of 100 recommendations for books that families can listen to together. (Book Riot)

Daniel Riley from GQ recommends audiobooks for your next summer beach book.

DBW discusses how Amazon and Audible continue to push audiobooks into mainstream entertainment.

In their Summer Reading series, The Week highlights how Audiobooks are influencing the way we read today.

Publisher's Weekly discusses the growth of Indie Audiobooks in depth.

Another Indie (IPG) announces new distribution options for Audiobooks.

eMusic’s new owner TriPlay launches eStories, a new audiobook service. (TechCrunch)


STATS: AUDIOBOOKS IN RESEARCH & INDUSTRY

The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks (Wall Street Journal) 

Scribd shares the cities most hooked on audiobooks and the ones that could listen more. (Mashable)

A brief history of the audiobook. (Book Riot)

The ALA takes an in depth academic look into the role audiobooks play in adolescent reading.