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BookExpo Hears the Call of Audio: APAC Becomes the Big Conference

The siren song of audio's growth in the book business has done its work and the Audio Publishers Association's day-long event on May 29 was the main conference event at BookExpo 2019. [Source: PublishingPerspectives]

Experiencing the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Through Audiobooks

Many of the CSK titles as audiobooks could potentially heighten the story for a listener in such a way that the memories of the production linger long after the story ends for an awe-inspiring journey that could never be muted. [Source: OlosAla.org]

From the Keynote Speaker at APAC 2019: Audiobooks Are No Longer Exempt from the Broader Shifts in the Podcast World

Podcasts are helping more people develop an affinity for spoken audio content, prompting them to look for other forms of spoken audio content, like audiobooks, to satiate that newfound hunger. The same is probably true in the other direction, from audiobooks to podcasts. And so the optimistic view of the future: It’s all audio, it’s all on-demand digital audio, and it’s all boats being lifted by the same rising tide. [Source: NiemanLab]

AudioFile's 5 Golden Voices for 2019

AudioFile added Five New Golden Voices this year! [Source: AudioFile Magazine].

Christian Audiobook Publishing Enters an "Exciting Time’

Consumer use of audiobooks is on the rise, and despite different modes of operation, Christian publishers are positioning themselves to take advantage of the growth in the category [Source: PublishersWeekly].

BookExpo 2019: Audio Publishers Association Authors Tea

Actor and audiobook narrator Euan Morton, who is currently playing King George III in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, moderated this year's Audio Publishers Association Authors Tea, featuring Philippa Gregory, Jerry Craft and Laurie Halse Anderson [Source: ShelfAwareness].

One-Fifth of UK Book Buyers Consume Audiobooks, PA Survey Reveals

The Publishers Association released the results of a survey, commissioned by Kantar, into the reading habits of 2,001 UK adults. [Source: TheBookseller]

Marvel Launches Superhero Audiobooks With Dreamscape Media

The multi-book deal will include "nearly 25" original audiobook recordings of classic Marvel prose stories [Source: Forbes].

Simon Vance Has Told 1000 Stories

“We don’t just read books. Acting is a crucial part of being a narrator,” said Vance. “It’s a business. You have to be organized, focused, committed.” [Source: PasadenaStarNews]

Why Audiobook Listening Is Growing In Popularity With Readers

In a study, audiobook listeners showed more emotion than TV and movie viewers. [Source: TheBustle]