Here are the latest posts about Audiobooks on Writers Write:
Should Authors Read Their Own Audiobooks? (2016-07-13): Most audiobooks are read by professional actors. But a few authors do read their own books -- after they pass an audition.
Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Audiobook of New Harper Lee Novel (2015-04-27): Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audiobook version of the upcoming Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman.
OverDrive Dumps WMA, Announces all Audiobooks Sold to Libraries Will be in MP3 Format (2014-01-26): OverDrive announced that in response to consumer preferences, audiobooks will be sold to libraries in DRM-free MP3 format only. OverDrive is dumping Microsoft's WMA format.
Meryl Streep To Narrate Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary (2013-08-17): Meryl Streep will narrate the audiobook for Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary. It will be released on September 10, 2013.
HarperAudio to Publish 15 Titles by Bestselling Novelist Milan Kunderan (2012-04-26): HarperAudio announced today that it will publish fifteen titles by internationally bestselling Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kunderan.
Simply Audiobooks Ditches DRM For Some Titles (2008-07-03): Simply Audiobooks has announced a plan
to make many Random House audio titles available for sale by download in a DRM-free format.
Barbara Walters Audio Book Cuts Out all the Steamy Parts (2008-06-23): The audiobook version of Barbara Walters' bestselling memoir is missing
all the naughty parts.
Mignon Fogarty and the Audiobook (2007-05-07): Mignon Fogarty is the host of the podcast called Grammar Girl.
Audio Version of Colbert's Speech Tops iTunes (2006-05-22): The New York Times reports that an audio version of Stephen Colbert's WHCA speech has topped the charts on iTunes.
New York Public Library Launches Downloadable Audio Book Program (2005-06-14): The New York Public Library announced that it is making 700 books from its collection available to members in digital audio form.
Jiggerbug Simplifies Online Audiobook Rental Process (2005-04-01): Jiggerbug, an online audio book rental company, has launched the company's "Easy 1, 2, 3 Rental Process.
San Francisco Chronicle to Introduce Audio Edition (2002-09-20): The San Francisco Chronicle announced it will be
offering an audio edition of the newspaper using technology
developed by MobileSoft that allows subscribers to listen to
Chronicle content on custom-burned CDs.
Lightning and Didio Announce eAudiobook Alliance (2001-02-09): Lightning Source Inc.
APA Gears Up For Audiobook Month (2000-05-24): The Audio Publishers
Association (APA) is currently revving up for its third annual "June
is Audiobook Month" campaign.
Audio Book Club Changes Name to MediaBay (1999-10-20): Audio Book Club, Inc.
Hearst and NewStar Announce Redbook Line of Audiobooks (1999-10-15): Hearst Magazines and NewStar
NewStar Acquires Audio Literature (1999-06-16): NewStar Media Inc.