Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:58
Audible has signed world English rights to the novels of Georges Simenon, best known for his Inspector Maigret novels, all 75 of which are included.
The signing is aligned to a wider deal with agency PFD to make 450 titles from 74 authors available for audio download.
Alongside Simenon will be authors including Rebecca West...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 12:00
Staff at independent publishers have seen increases in pay and benefits over the last three years, according to the IPG's most recent salary survey.
The survey, conducted in February and March with 72 IPG companies contributing data, showed that two out of every five IPG member directors were paid in the £60,000-plus range,...
Tue, 18/12/2012 - 10:30
The Guardian has partnered with Amazon-owned Audible to provide a free audio edition of its newspaper.
The hour-long weekly audio programme will be produced by the newspaper, introduced by columnist Jonathan Freedland. It will include reviews on fiction and non-fiction content on Audible, hosted by Claire...
Fri, 26/10/2012 - 07:30
A new audiobook short story written and recorded by Neil Gaiman will raise money for charity with every purchase.
Gaiman’s new story, which he recorded himself, can be downloaded for free, with Audible giving 50p per download to the literacy charity Booktrust in the UK, while in the USA it will give $1 to DonorsChoose.org, with...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 11:13
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin clashed with Audible c.e.o. Donald Katz over the digital audiobook retailer’s newly announced scheme to pay authors who sign up to Audible Author Services $1 per audiobook download in a direct “honorarium” that will bypass their publishers.
Speaking at an LBF c.e.o....
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 14:53
Amazon is paying authors $1 for every audiobook they sell if they sign up to its Audible Author Services—but publishers will not get a slice of the pie.
Audible will announce at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference on Sunday (15th April) that it has set up a $20m (£12.6m) fund for authors who sign up to...
Wed, 10/11/2010 - 08:00
Audible and Hodder & Stoughton are to sponsor prizes at next year's CrimeFest, while the registration fees are increasing.
The registration fees for attendees are based on a sliding scale according to how close to the festival tickets are bought. The maximum ticket price is up from £115 last year to £120.
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 10:19
Audible has published The Well of Loneliness as an audiobook for the first time since its original publication in 1928. The unabridged direct-to-download audio of Radclyffe Hall's novel is available to buy for £10.49 and is read by actress, Cecilia Fage.
Chris McKee, managing director of Audible UK said "We are...
Mon, 08/12/2008 - 13:14
Creative Content has signed Bloomsbury's executive director Richard Charkin as an author for one of its new titles next year. Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs is due out in April and will provide information on how anyone with aspirations can rise to the top of the career ladder.
The digital audio publisher has also signed a...
Thu, 02/10/2008 - 14:15
When Audible UK m.d. Chris McKee talks about the audiobook sector he is many things: excited, passionate, articulate and thoughtful. Yet there is also the overriding impression of impatience—that he is chafing at the slow pace of audiobook take-up in the UK, the foot dragging of some publishers about getting audio to market and the...