Mark Twain Narrators Wanted For June 2015 HEAR Now Festival

This year’s HEAR Now Festival, scheduled for June 11-14, 2015, in Kansas City, MO, includes APA narrator member Guest Artists Barbara Rosenblat, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Nick Sullivan And HEAR Now will once again be presenting A Celebration of Mark Twain!, in which up to a dozen selected narrators will read selections from Twain’s works. For more information about the Festival, details…

Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (Feb/Mar)

FEATURES NPR interviews AUDIOFILE editor Robin Whitten, Audible president Don Katz, and APA ED Michele Cobb about the expansion of the audiobook industry, and titles intended to go direct to audio. SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST provides a tongue-in-cheek look at why audiobooks are bad (read: good) for you. BUSTLE explains why audiobooks can enhance your workout, and gives listening…

Authors and Narrators Announce the #Audies2015 Nominees

Our new approach for announcing the Audie Award finalists this year was a great success.  The 27 different authors and narrators who announced our finalists have 14.3 million combined followers and fans on Facebook and Twitter.  We found over 7000 likes, shares or comments on Facebook for the announcements and the hashtag #Audies2015 was used…

Michele Cobb reports on Digital Book World

For two days in January, Digital Book World brought together some of the best and brightest in publishing to discuss the future with an eye to improving sales and revenue results. The key phrases that got repeated were content, content, content and business model. What publishers make is important. However, no one can JUST make…

Audiobook News, Posts, and Articles You May Have Missed (Jan/Feb)

AWARDS NEWS AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE offers a comprehensive list of all the 2015 Audie Award nominees. GENERAL NEWS BOOK BUSINESS reports on the audiobook panel discussion at the Digital Book World Conference. FEATURES BUSTLE pairs its dream celebrity narrators with favorite books. PARADE features Jason Alexander and Bruce Ferber discussing their new audiobook Elevating Overman. RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS…

Announcing the 2015 Audie nominees

20th Annual Audie® finalists announced in thirty categories Winners to be announced at the Audie Awards Gala in New York City on May 28th, hosted by award winning author Jack Gantos Philadelphia, PA – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2015 Audie Awards® competition, the only awards program in the United…