AUDIOBOOK INDUSTRY NEWS & FEATURES

Want help choosing your next audiobook? Audible's new theme-based curated collections has its first entry - "Sounds of Setting." -Paste Magazine

The audiobook narrators who are quietly saving the publishing world. -Salon

Book Riot describes the benefits of audiobooks for the super-efficient multi-tasker.

USA Today details how smart phones have given new life to audiobooks.

A pair of brothers begin a Kickstarter campaign for their children's story audiobook app. -Digital Journal

Blogger Suzanne Nelson talks about surviving road trips with kids by listening to audiobooks. -The Horn Book

Inmates will record audiobooks for the visually impaired in a new studio based in an Indian prison, according to Business Standard.

Hachette Audio teams up with Booktrack to add sound effects to audiobooks. -Good e-Reader

Penguin Random House gives an in-depth look at the making of a multi-narrator audiobook from behind the scenes. 

Need another argument for why listening to books isn't cheating? This blog from OverDrive gives you one.

The BBC's Radio 4 in Four has a story - in audio - about why audiobooks are the next big thing.

Libro.fm now offers audiobooks in over 150 independent bookstores. -Digital Book World


AUDIOBOOK STATS & RESEARCH

We know audiobook sales are up, but where do people listen to them? Good e-Reader gives the results of its month-long poll of listeners.

Sales of e-books and hardcovers are down, but audiobooks sales are way up, according to the New York Times.

Why the rise in audiobook sales might lead to more choices at the library. -Bustle 

USA Today explains how celebrity narrators help audiobook sales.