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

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STATS: AUDIOBOOKS IN RESEARCH & INDUSTRY

Digital audiobook sales increased 37.7% in 2015. (Good E-Reader)

MarketWatch explores the increase in audiobook sales.

The convenience of mobile has significantly contributed to the growth of audiobooks. (JournalNow)

New research shows listening to audiobooks can help shelter dogs that are waiting to be adopted. (Companion Animal Psychology)

HIGHLIGHTS: AUDIOBOOKS IN ENTERTAINMENT & BUSINESS

AudioFile Magazine offers samples of 2016 Audie-Nominated books. (AudioFile Magazine)

The Guardian discusses the influence of the audiobook on the success of The Martian.

The Global Dispatch discusses new uses of audiobooks for entertainment.

Epic Reads features 17 famous audiobook narrators.

Narrator Sumalee Montano shares how audiobooks helped her heal and find joy. (Books on Tape)

Audiobooks are the perfect companion for runners. (GoErie)

Playster presents 5 audiobooks that support business success.

NEW PARTNERSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

ListenUp provides full production and distribution services for indie authors (Good E-Reader)

Kobo partners with ListenUp to give authors a discount on audiobook production. (Digital Reader)

GooglePlay to launch podcast this month. (The Verge)

HarperAudio hosts radio drama contest with NYU. (Digital Book World)