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...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:13
The shift to digital has had a huge impact on the publishing industry across the board, but for the audiobook market it has been completely transformative.
The convenience of being able to download audiobooks directly to smartphones has given an enormous boost to the sector. “It’s a rapidly changing marketplace,”...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 09:41
Quercus is collaborating with audio publisher W F Howes to "dramatically increase" the indie's audio publishing output, with plans to release more than 50 audiobooks every year through digital and physical channels.
Quercus digital director Wayne Davies said: "We believe the audio market is poised for dramatic...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 17:36
Head of Zeus and AudioGO are to co-publish audiobook versions of titles in light of the audio market “set to grow very substantially over the coming years.”
The new publisher will use the partnership with upcoming major titles, which will be available across various platforms on CD and digital download.
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 07:33
Naxos AudioBooks is to release Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past in what the publisher is billing as its first unabridged recording.
Read by audiobook actor Neville Jason, Proust’s seven-volume classic will be released as 120 CDs and on download, and runs for some 150 hours.
Jason, who abridged and...
Thu, 21/06/2012 - 09:49
Bath-based audiobook publisher AudioGO, formerly BBC Audiobooks, has secured "Titanic" star Kate Winslet to read the Mr Gum children’s books, written by Andy Stanton and published by Egmont imprint Jelly Pie.
The company has also announced that David Tennant and Bill Nighy will be among the actors reading...
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...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 08:00
Actors Caroline Quentin and David Tennant are to lend their voices to two new audiobooks from W F Howes.
"Life Begins" actress Quentin is to narrate Sue Townsend's new novel The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, published as a print title by Michael Joseph. The audiobook title will be released on...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:15
Social sound platform Audioboo has linked up with crowd-source publisher Unbound to allow customers to sample its audiobooks.
The service allows online audiences to listen to the first few chapters of an audiobook for free before downloading the whole title for a "competitive" fee decided by the author. As with other Unbound...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 12:00
Random House Audio is teaming up with audiobook company AudioGO for a new audiobook list.
The deal is in addition to both business' audiobook lists across physical and digital. Both businesses will continue to bid separately for rights. Around 70 titles per year will be released through the new list. Hundreds of existing recordings,...