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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 Media Inc.

  • NewStar Acquires Audio Literature (1999-06-16): NewStar Media Inc.