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Author Debbie Travis prepares to record a passage from her book at her publisher's studio, in Toronto on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

KKR to Acquire Audiobook Publisher RBmedia

Global investment firm KKR announced its intent to acquire audiobook producer RBmedia from Shamrock Capital. The investment firm estimates consumers will spend $900 million on audiobooks in 2018. (use Wall Street Journal subscription to read full story, or visit Forbes for their story.)

How Audiobooks Can Take On Netflix

What audio publishers can do to encourage the public to choose audiobooks while multitasking. (Source: The Bookseller)

The Rise of Indie Audiobooks

An Interview with APA member Scott Brick. (Source: Publishers Weekly)

Audiobooks Growing in Popularity in Canada as Publishers Jump on the Trend

Canada was slower to adopt the format, largely due to a lack of dedicated digital audiobook retailers in this country. But that changed in the past year with the emergence of platforms including Audible and Kobo. APA member Carlyn Craig, of PostHypnotic Press shares her perspective. (Source: News1130)

Publishers Love Audio: key highlights from the UK’s social media celebration

From Monday 11th June until Sunday 17th June, publishers across the UK shared their love for audiobooks during a week-long campaign titled Love Audio; an initiative of the Publishers Association. (Source: BookMachine)

Audiobooks Elicit Stronger Emotional Responses Than Movies

While participants reported feeling greater involvement in watching video narratives, their bodies said otherwise. Almost all participants had "stronger physiological responses for auditory stories including higher heart rates, greater electrodermal activity, and higher body temperatures," according to the study. (Source: USAToday)