July 27, 2016

Narrative Arc | Audio Spotlight

Creating an audiobook is an art form that requires more collaboration and work than many people realize, and the professionals who produce audiobooks often hope you won’t notice their best work. Listening to an audiobook is a small-scale, intimate experience. But putting it all together, from text to publication, involves a lot of personnel, many […]

2016 Audie Award Finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence Awards

Announcing the 2016 Audie Award finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production.

A Life Under Fire | Collection Development: Military Memoirs

Authors ranging from veterans of famous conflicts past to modern combatants, reminiscences of battlefield experiences express boredom and loneliness, brutality and compassion, violence and love. These 31 titles will enhance any collection.

Jim Schmidt on Analytics, Widgets, Digital Magazines, and Other Aspects of the Digital Shift

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On October 14, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their sixth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities.” Recorded Books is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to Jim Schmidt, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing, to participate in this series of interviews addressing libraries’ evolving role in using the latest technology to connect patrons to the information, tools, and services that they need—and to one another.

Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries

Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of 200 in its first year. […]

APA reports continued strong audio sales

The APA shares results from their annual sales survey

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Popular authors represented include Tamara Ireland Stone, Heather Vogel Frederick, Kasie West, and Beth Kendrick, whose books are read by well-known narrators such […]

ODILO and Findaway announce partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We are dedicated […]

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

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Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” program in 2013. “The APA created this […]