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

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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.

BOOK RIOT polled their readers, and reveals the results of “The Great Audiobook Survey.”

Columnist Susan Riddell of THE DAILY RECORD describes her growing love of audiobooks.

Watch a promotional video created by Skyboat Media for the APA’s AudiobookMobile Tour

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 Hachette


CALGARY HERALD features narrators David Suchet, Will Patton, and Katherine Kellgren in a discussion on narrators and authors.

THE WASHINGTON POST offers a feature article about Ralph Cosham and his narration of Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books from Macmillan.

VOICEOVER TIMES mourns the passing of audiobook pioneer and co-founder of Deyan Audio, Bob Deyan, to ALS.

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.

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.

Author Veronica Scott interviews the narrators of her SciFi books, Michael Riffle and Mary Fegreus, for USA TODAY.

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.


The ALA‘s YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults committee discusses audiobooks.

THE INDEPENDENT lists their favorite summer audiobooks, including those by APA members Audible and Hachette

POSTAL MAG reviews September audiobooks, including those by APA members Amy Rubinate, Penguin Random House,  and Brilliance

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 Harper

CLEVELAND.COM reviews new audibooks, including those by APA members Tavia Gilbert, Tantor, Macmillan, and Hachette

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL reviews audiobooks on time travel, including those by APA members Penguin Random House and Macmillan