Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (Aug/Sept 2014)

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GENERAL NEWS

GIZMODO gives the history of early audiobooks. In the 1930s and 1040s, audiobooks on LP were produced for the blind, and sighted people were not allowed to listen.  http://bit.ly/1sYIuLl

BOOK RIOT polled their readers, and reveals the results of “The Great Audiobook Survey.” http://bit.ly/1qfrBwt

Columnist Susan Riddell of THE DAILY RECORD describes her growing love of audiobooks. http://bit.ly/1rDDI1Q

Watch a promotional video created by Skyboat Media for the APA’s AudiobookMobile Tourhttp://bit.ly/1BqQho8

Celebrities in the studio: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY announces notable writers, actors, and musicians performing audiobooks in September, for APA members Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Tantor, Brilliance, and Hachettehttp://bit.ly/1tugRaZ

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

CALGARY HERALD features narrators David Suchet, Will Patton, and Katherine Kellgren in a discussion on narrators and authors. http://bit.ly/1tu7N5Z

THE WASHINGTON POST offers a feature article about Ralph Cosham and his narration of Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books from Macmillan. http://wapo.st/1BqPN1g

VOICEOVER TIMES mourns the passing of audiobook pioneer and co-founder of Deyan Audio, Bob Deyan, to ALS. http://bit.ly/1rDFKPm

The APA launches The AudiobookMobile to promote audiobook awareness, reports ASSOCIATIONS NOW. It will be touring five cities in the Northeast throughout September, in many stops accompanied by The Golden Voices Theatre. http://bit.ly/1p4UO73

In this FORBES feature, author Ellen Kushner discusses working with Sue Media Productions and Audible’s Neil Gaimin Presents line to develop audiobooks for her Riverside series. http://onforb.es/1wfwBRj

Author Veronica Scott interviews the narrators of her SciFi books, Michael Riffle and Mary Fegreus, for USA TODAY. http://usat.ly/1wdhxqc

This PUBLISHERS WEEKLY article features Audible’s dual productions of John Scalzi’s Lock In, with Wil Wheaton and Amber Benson each narrating the role of Chris Shane. http://bit.ly/1vupyqq

RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS

The ALA‘s YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults committee discusses audiobooks. http://bit.ly/1uveS82

THE INDEPENDENT lists their favorite summer audiobooks, including those by APA members Audible and Hachettehttp://ind.pn/1lUylPi

POSTAL MAG reviews September audiobooks, including those by APA members Amy Rubinate, Penguin Random House,  and Brilliancehttp://bit.ly/ZgjJ2m

THE HUFFINGTON POST recommends 20 audiobook listens for the Fall, including those from members Marc VietorSuzanne Toren, Penguin Random House, Hachette, AudibleSimon & Schuster, Recorded Books, BrillianceBlackstone, Macmillan, and Harperhttp://huff.to/WGlTXk

CLEVELAND.COM reviews new audibooks, including those by APA members Tavia Gilbert, Tantor, Macmillan, and Hachettehttp://bit.ly/1nKdWYC

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews audiobooks on time travel, including those by APA members Penguin Random House and Macmillanhttp://bit.ly/1CPLqOS