This Month in Audio News

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks
As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators.

9780062350886_p0_v4_s260x420Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl
HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please, on September 1, 2015. The vinyl edition includes seven highlights from the Yes Please audiobook, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Mike Schur, Kathleen Turner, and a live recording from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Consumers who purchase the vinyl will also receive a digital audio download of the full-length audiobook.

2015 Audie Award Winners Announced
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners for its 2015 Audie Awards® competition, honoring spoken word entertainment. The winners were announced at the Audies Gala on May 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

ODILO and Findaway Announce Partnership
ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space.

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  1. Kate Rogers says:

    I almost exclusively listen to books rather than read them, due to a vision concern. In the last few years, I have been seeing authors decide to read their works instead of hire professionals. For the most part, as a listener, a professional narrator is highly preferred. While enjoying the content of the text, Ms. Pohler’s broad comedy does not translate into an easily to follow or listening narrative.