Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MARKET WATCH explores the publishing trend of new series books from well-known authors published posthumously.

Findaway has partnered with TuneIn to provide audiobooks for a new subscription service, reports PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.

THE BOOKSELLER discusses how streaming is changing audiobook consumption.

Oyster is canceling its subscription service reports FORTUNE.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reports that Scribd is switching to a two-tiered audiobook service.

BAKER AND TAYLOR announces the launch of a new mobile app that includes all digital content.

DIGITAL JOURNAL provides Overdrive’s list of its most-borrowed ebooks and audiobooks from libraries in August, 2015.

LIBRARY JOURNAL explores trends in library collection development.

AUDIOBOOKS.COM announces The Audiobooks.com Podcast, a weekly series hosted by Brian Kane, a.k.a. The Real Brian, and Addy Saucedo.

THE BOOKSELLER discusses why German publishers are increasingly turning away from hard DRM.

Many YouTube stars are becoming published authors, appealing to a younger demographic and boosting sales, reports BUSINESS INSIDER.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

YUMA SUN presents the “most challenged books of 2014” in an article about Banned Books Week.

Parade Magazine provides provides 13 facts about controversial books to highlight Banned Books Week.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY explores the digital makeover of Banned Books Week.

GRAPHIC POLICY discusses the Humble Comics Bundle: Forbidden Comics Supporting Banned Books Week, including an audiobook component.

RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS

BUSTLE provides a list of new audiobooks narrated by celebrities.