A roundup of links for audiobook aficiandos.
Great coverage on the changing world of audiobook production & publishing in Book Business magazine. Check out pages 20-25: http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/?i=201308&p=20
Slate magazine continues its outstanding Audio Book Club with this enlightening print & podcast interview with author Bruce Holsinger and narrator Simon Vance: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2014/03/audiobook_narrator
Vogue magazine highlights TV and film star B.J. Novak’s anthology of short fiction, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, “an audiobook chock-full of readings by Novak’s famous friends (Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, and Jason Schwartzman, among them). Included is the complete audio of Carey Mulligan reading “Kate Moss,” a short story about longing to be the world’s most famous supermodel. http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/carey-mulligan-reads-b-j-novaks-short-story-kate-moss/#1
USA Today looks at the new indy audiobook trend in two interviews. First, author Mary Jo Putney who self-published her eBooks & eAudiobooks: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/03/12/mary-jo-putney-audio-books-thunder-and-roses-the-bargain/6315237/etting-dark-the-latest-acx-casting-call/?=tw Second, author Grace Burrowes, who followed a different self-published eAudio process: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/03/03/grace-burrowes-self-produced-audio-books/5951523/
Pop culture’s mega blogger Perez Hilton gets in on audiobook fever with a shout-out to the new Veronica Mars audiobook narrated by Kristen Bell. Listen to a clip here: http://perezhilton.com/2014-03-27-kristen-bell-veronica-mars-audio-book-excerpt-the-thousand-dollar-tan-line-exciting#.UzRqwvldX4t
NPR examined the difficulties of the Library of Congress in preserving recorded sound, including spoken word, in this feature: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/22/291420005/preserving-audio-for-the-future-is-a-race-against-time
Audiobooks are big in Australia – here’s a view from down under on the reading or cheating debate: http://www.busybird.com.au/?p=3217