Audiobooks in the News

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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:

Slate magazine continues its outstanding Audio Book Club with this enlightening print & podcast interview with author Bruce Holsinger and narrator Simon Vance:


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.

USA Today looks at the new indy audiobook trend in two interviews. First, author Mary Jo Putney who self-published her eBooks & eAudiobooks:  Second, author Grace Burrowes, who followed a different self-published eAudio process:

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:

NPR examined the difficulties of the Library of Congress in preserving recorded sound, including spoken word, in this feature:

Audiobooks are big in Australia – here’s a view from down under on the reading or cheating debate:

Happy listening!



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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