The Best Audiobooks of 2016 ~ Lists, Nominations, and Gift Guides

Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone or an awesome listen to treat yourself?  

This past month has been filled with great articles, gift guides, and Grammy nominations of outstanding audiobooks. Peruse the news below, we are sure you will find something fun to share or personally enjoy. Happy holidays everyone!

Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (October)

Election fatigue got you down? Entertain your brain with October's industry news, including Audible's new curated audiobook collections, using audiobooks to get through road trips with kids with your sanity in tact, and how smart phones are giving new life to audiobooks (does anyone listen to books on anything else?). We hope you enjoy this month's selection of articles. 

Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (September)

It's back-to-school time, and this month we feature articles about how audiobooks can help kids read and learn more. Also in the news: a blogger details her ups and downs with her first audiobook listen, Amazon is now streaming free audiobooks and podcasts for Prime members, and why one commuter believes children's audiobooks can help you manage the stresses of adulthood.

A Word From APA Sponsor Firebrand Technologies

Why You Should Use Software to Manage Your Metadata
The growth of audiobooks over the last few years has been exciting to see. It seems like everyone is trying to get a handle on this part of the industry, and looking for ways to make their audiobooks more discoverable and more available.

A big part of increasing discoverability depends on sending out high-quality metadata to your retailing partners. Now, metadata is a constant topic of conversation in publishing circles, and publishers struggle with creating good metadata regardless of the formats of the books they publish. With that in mind, I’d like to pass along some thoughts about the value of metadata management software.

Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (August)

Summer is winding down, but the audiobook industry continues to heat up. In the news this month: continued booming audiobook sales, why listening to audiobooks is NOT cheating, and great focus on the craft of narration with articles featuring Scott Brick, Barbara Rosenblat, and more. We hope you enjoy this month's curated selection of articles.