Fri, 19/11/2010 - 08:21
Enhanced Editions has announced a partnership with AudioGO, the new company formed following the sale of BBC Audiobooks, to produce enhanced versions of works from the BBC archive.
The digital publisher will create enhanced e-book apps using unabridged audiobooks from AudioGO's list with texts, images and video from the BBC Archive,...
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 08:37
BBC Worldwide is continuing to look at selling off its audiobooks business, after sales and profits fell at its 'Audio & Music' division. The unit reported sales of £25.9m in the 12 months ending 31st March 2010, down from £27.2m a year earlier. This led to a profit of £1.7m, down from £3m a last year....
Wed, 02/06/2010 - 16:19
Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has topped the adult fiction audiobook list for the first time according to Overdrive.
His final Millennium Trilogy novel, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, also joined the chart, making its debut on the audiobook list at number seven. The 9th Judgment...
Mon, 29/03/2010 - 04:40
Canongate has launched Philip Pullman's book The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ as an app, comprising an "enhanced" audiobook and exclusive videos.
The app, which is available for iPhone and iTouch devices, and was developed by Enhanced Editions, synchronises the unabridged audio version - read by Pullman - so...
Wed, 30/09/2009 - 15:28
Audiobooks, or 'talking books', have traditionally received rather a bad rap. Commonly sneered at as regular books' bastard little brothers, they have historically been sidelined as intended only for the visual impaired, blind, elderly or ill.
A kind of snobbery has always plagued audiobooks, which have been perceived as a bit 'easy' or...
Thu, 03/09/2009 - 07:29
BBC Worldwide (BBCW) has confirmed it is to sell a stake in its audiobooks division, part of its audio & music unit, with the deal expected to be completed before spring 2010.
Managing director, BBC Worldwide Home Entertainment, Paul Dempsey told The Bookseller that he was "hoping that we will end up in a joint venture...
Wed, 05/08/2009 - 14:14
Stephen Fry's mention of audiobooks on BBC2's "Top Gear" show in June appears to have given the audio market a boost. This is according to the Audio Publishers Assocation, which hopes to copy this success by employing other celebrities as part of a campaign to promote audio books.
Audible m.d Chris McKee said the...
Thu, 25/06/2009 - 10:13
The Audiobook Publishing Association (APA) has announced the 20 titles for its Best Audio Books of the Year trade promotion, in conjunction with Agile Marketing and the Book Marketing Society.
The annual promotion, which follows last year’s "40 Best Audiobooks", considers titles published between January 2008 and March...
Mon, 02/03/2009 - 13:19
"Doctor Who" star and the RSC’s most recent Hamlet David Tennant has lent his voice to Naxos Audiobooks’ new collection of Shakespearean sonnets.
From Shakespeare—with Love: The Best of the Sonnets is being published on 1st April as an £8.99 audiobook to tie in with the 400th anniversary of...
Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:10
Four Perseus reference titles will be made available as mobile phone editions, in a deal announced by the US publisher and mobile phone application developer Incelligence.
The titles include--Wine Enthusiast Pocket Guide to Spirits; Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking; and Your Pregnancy Week by Week in both...