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A&U, Wavesound to partner on audiobooks

The majority of new Allen & Unwin titles will be produced as audiobooks under a new partnership between the publisher and Wavesound.

The co-publishing program will initially see A&U and Wavesound publish up to a dozen audio titles a year alongside the print and ebook editions.

A&U publishing director Tom Gilliatt said A&U is ‘excited to become a publisher of audiobooks in a climate where more and more readers are enjoying our titles in audio’. ‘In particular, we’re delighted to be working with Wavesound. Since starting their audio publishing in Australia they have always supported emerging and established local writers of the highest calibre, publishing many Allen & Unwin authors over the years, including their recent commitment to publishing the audio edition of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Prize.’

Wavesound acquisition manager Chiara Priorelli said the company ‘is thrilled to have cemented a strong partnership with Allen & Unwin’. ‘This felt like a very natural collaboration for us and we look forward to working with them to bring more of their fine writers to a larger audience in audio across both the retail and library markets,’ said Priorelli.

The co-publishing program will launch with seven titles: Memory Craft (Lynne Kelly), Six Minutes (Petronella McGovern), Where the Dead Go (Sarah Bailey), Life Sentence (Carl Williams), Bruny (Heather Rose), Pain and Prejudice (Gabrielle Jackson) and The Weekend (Charlotte Wood).



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