All Signs Point Up for Audiobooks

“Eight straight years of double-digit revenue growth is simply phenomenal,” said Chris Lynch, co-chair of the APA’s research committee and president & publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio, in a statement. “Even more encouraging are the continued upward trends in consumer listening behavior—both in how many titles they listen to per year and in their finding more time in their day to listen. [Source: Publishers Weekly]

Alex Trebek and Ken Jennings to Narrate the Audiobook Edition of "THE ANSWER IS…"

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek will narrate his forthcoming audiobook THE ANSWER IS…: Reflections on My Life along with the show's record-setting contestant Ken Jennings. [Source: Survivornet]

UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

Boys Surveyed Said Audio Comprehension Was Higher [Source: Publishing Perspectives]

NetGalley Launches Audiobook Support and New Reading/Listening App

NetGalley has been helping publishers to build buzz, receive feedback and reviews, and discover early trends for their digital review copies for over 10 years. Now it seeks to broaden the service to support audiobook publishers. [Source: The Bookseller]

Audiobooks in the News!

A collection of audiobook news and articles [Source: Publishing Perspectives]

The Rise of Audiobooks is the Publishing Story of the Decade

And audiobook consumers would prefer to listen to a professional narrator over the author of the book. [Source: The Washington Post Book Club Newsletter]