Tue, 18/12/2007 - 08:20
The God Delusion has been voted Audible.co.uk’s Audiobook of the Year by the download site’s customers. Richard Dawkins’s atheist manifesto garnered just over 3,000 votes, seeing off competition from a shortlist that included Ian Rankin’s The Naming of the Dead, Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon...
Wed, 12/12/2007 - 06:46
Naxos Audiobooks and Oakhill Publishing will jointly publish the audiobook of Anne Enright's Man Booker winner The Gathering. The audiobook has been narrated by Irish actress Fiona Shaw, who Enright specifically asked to record the book.
The Gathering will be released unabridged on six CDs on 1st April next year,...
Mon, 26/11/2007 - 06:25
Book prices aren't the only slap in the face Canadians are getting from publishers, reports Canada.com You should see the differential in audiobooks. And while booksellers have been scrambling to appease angry shoppers this side of the border -- shoppers who have seen their dollar at near-par, par, and above-par for some months now -- there...
Mon, 12/11/2007 - 15:08
Audible has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Hodder Education to provide downloads of the bestselling Michel Thomas Method language tuition products. As part of the deal, Audible has developed a new co-branded website (www.audible.co.uk/...
Wed, 31/10/2007 - 15:22
Waterstone's has thrown its weight behind industry-wide moves to revitalise the audiobooks sector, inking a deal with Audible.co.uk and introducing "audio champions" to stores.
The Waterstone's link-up is Audible's first agreement with a bricks and mortar bookseller. It will allow customers to download all of...
Wed, 31/10/2007 - 08:07
Digital download site Audible.co.uk is launching its second Audiobook of the Year award. A longlist of 20 of the top selling audiobook downloads of 2007 will be released on 1st November, for which Audible Listener members will be able to vote for their favourites.
The top five titles will be announced on 15th November, when voting will...
Tue, 30/10/2007 - 08:17
Publishers and agents clashed over audio rights at The Bookseller's second Audio Revolution seminar last week.
The seminar, attended by 120 publishers, retailers and audio specialists, saw Robert Lands, an intellectual property and media lawyer at Finers Stephens Innocent, suggest that in author contracts audio rights should...
Fri, 26/10/2007 - 06:16
A pioneering industry-wide campaign next spring will attempt to reverse the continued decline of the audiobooks market. The campaign, which is likely to see a "50 Best" comic audiobooks promotion run in conjunction with the Guardian along with widespread retail promotions, was sparked by a Book Marketing Limited Survey which...
Fri, 05/10/2007 - 08:27
BBC Audiobooks is commissioning original books exclusively for audio format, starting with the Sarah Jane Adventures audiobooks, The Glittering Storm and The Thirteenth Stone.
The titles, by Steve Cole and Justin Richards, are based on "The Sarah Jane Adventures", a "Doctor Who" spin-off which...
Wed, 03/10/2007 - 12:44
The reasons why we at Faber have decided to become an audio publisher are to do with both the present and future. New opportunities have arisen from changes in the profile of the listener, and from the new digital format that is emerging. A transformation of the market seems possible. However, as a new entrant, it is striking how poorly...