AUDIOBOOK TECHNOLOGY/DIGITAL NEWS
The Audiobooks.com app is now available on Apple TV. (Examiner)
Audible’s new Clips tool allows you to share favorite audiobook excerpts. (Engadget)
Chevron-sponsored audiobook app brings Kazakh literature to mobile devices and tablets. (Astana Times)
HarperCollins Audio is now distributing their entire digital audio backlist catalog through hoopla, a platform for libraries. (Publishers Weekly)
AUDIOBOOK NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
The HUFFINGTON POST suggests audibooks as a way to make your commute more enjoyable and productive.
POP SUGAR recommends audiobooks for road trips.
CNBC reports that while book sales are down, downloadable audiobook sales have increased.
SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY
UNDERSTOOD highlights the benefits of audiobooks in supporting children’s literacy.
KQED reports that listening to podcasts helps kids improve reading skills.
Selected by members of the American Library Association’s Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration council, these audiobooks are great for audiophiles and newbie audio listeners. (Library Journal)
A new study shows that librarians contribute to student success. (School Library Journal)
Celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) with the theme “libraries transform.” (American Library Association)