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‘If you’re rushing around, and stressed, this gives you the chance to switch off. And it’s an opportunity to not look at a screen for a change’ Getty

NEARLY ONE IN FIVE AMERICANS NOW LISTENS TO AUDIOBOOKS

While shares of print and e-book readers are similar to those from a survey conducted in 2016, there has been a modest but statistically significant increase in the share of Americans who read audiobooks, from 14% to 18%. [Source: 

Pew Research]

NEW YORK TIMES NOW ADDS AUDIOBOOK BEST-SELLER LISTS

NON-FICTION LIST

FICTION LIST

2018 LONDON BOOK FAIR AT OLYMPIA, LONDON, APRIL 10-12

The first-ever Audiobook Publisher Award will see KaihShu Story Media & Culture Co (China), Penguin Random House (USA), and Ubook.com (Brazil) compete. [Source:The Bookseller]

WANT TO ENRICH STUDENTS' READING LIVES? DON'T DISMISS AUDIOBOOKS!

Ultimately, if we want to build rich reading lives for students, we need to find ways to encourage and validate all kinds of reading for all learners, whether they experience the text with their eyes or with their ears. [Source: edweek.com]

USING AUDIOBOOKS TO HELP GAUGE COMPREHENSION

By analyzing the brain activity, scientists identified a specific brain response, or signal, when the person listened to the audiobooks. [Source: lifesciencedaily.com]

AMAZON TURBOCHARGED AUDIBLE'S DOMINATION OF AUDIOBOOKS

The bright spot in a besieged industry goes back to a meeting in the ’90s between Don Katz and a guy named Jeff Bezos. [Source: Bloomberg]

HOW AUDIO IS CHANGING THE WAY WE USE BOOKS - AND THE WAY THEY ARE BEING WRITTEN

Just as some books used to be cinematic, using “cuts” and “zooms”, now we have a book that explicitly refers to iTunes and listeners and whose resolution depends on subtle tweaks to a voice. [Source: Independent]