Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (December)

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reports that Playster has launched an all-media subscription service in the U.S., including audiobook and other media.

TECH2 discusses Dailyhunt, a new platform that allows readers to download books to cell phones a chapter at a time.

The ALA announces the RUSA 2016 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners.

The ALA announces the 2016 YALSA list: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults.

MEDIA PLANET shares how audiobooks enhance the reading experience and increase literacy.

Blackstone partners with Honda to deliver Honda’s Road Readers program, which provides free children’s audiobooks to Honda drivers.

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing – check out global audiobook trends for 2016 from GOOD E-READER, including new models, growth in libraries, self-publishing and more.

GOOD E-READER reports on how Nextory, a Swedish company, plans to corner the Scandinavian audiobook market.


THE MILLIONS presents their 2016 book preview.

A NEW YORK TIMES political reporter discusses how she found salvation in audiobooks.

THE INDEPENDENT shares a story about the author-narrator relationship between J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry.


The ALA announces the 2016 Youth Media Awards.

The American Library Association is spearheading a campaign called Libraries Transform, to increase awareness of the value of libraries.