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Archive for the Audio Book Industry Category


2011 Audies® Top Award Nominees Announced

Recently the Audio Publishers Association announced the nominees for the top level categories for their 2011 Audies® Awards.  I was half tempted to put a picture of Johnny Depp here instead of Keith Richards, whose autobiography has been nominated for AudioBook of the Year.  Johnny Depp is said to be one of the reasons why […]

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Audies® 2010 Winners Update from CreateTimeAudio

The 2010 Audies® were awarded at the end of last month.  Nelson Mandela’s African Folktales took Audiobook of the Year.  It was not that much of a surprise given the star ensemble cast that narrated the audio book.  We updated our list of Audies® 2010 Winners and Nominees from our catalog. The powers that be […]

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June 2010 AudioBook Discounts – National AudioBook Month

June is a special month in the world of audio books because it is National AudioBook Month.  What exactly does this mean?  During this month the industry as a whole makes a big push to bring the appreciation of audio books to those that may not be aware of all the pleasures and benefits of […]

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2008 Audio Book Sales Survey Released by APA

Back in May I wrote about the report by the Association of American Publishers which painted a pretty dire picture of audio book sales particularly for March of this year.  I am happy to report that the more detailed report published by the Audio Publishers Association for 2008 only estimates a drop of 6.7% in […]

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Neil Gaiman Audies® Winner and Innovator

Listen to Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book for free!  Believe it or not if you go the his website for young readers you can do that by listening to the videos of the video tour he did for the book.  Like me you may be surprised that he did this.  Won’t this diminish the value of […]

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