The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners. APA president Michele Cobb explains that the “Audiobookmobile seemed like a […]
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2014 Audie Awards at its 19th Annual Audies Gala on May 29th at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. The 2014 Audie winners by category: AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR Still Foolin’ ‘Em By Billy Crystal Read by Billy Cystal Macmillan […]
Readers’ advisory resource NoveList will now offer audiobook recommendations through NoveList Plus. The new audiobook features include lists of recommended titles and listen-alike recommendations. Users can browse or search for audiobook information and will have search options by length of audio, format, and audio characteristics. Listeners will also be able to access audio samples and read reviews from trusted professional review sources.
Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.