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A&U, Wavesound to partner on audiobooks

16 September 2019

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...

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ wins Audie award

6 March 2019

The audiobook edition of Heather Morris' novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz (narrated by Richard Armitage, Bolinda, released in the US by HarperAudio) has won the 2019 Audie Award for fiction....

Audible UK revenue grows by 45%

3 September 2018

Audible UK has reported a 45% growth in revenue in 2017 to £97 million (A$174.4m), up from £67.1 million (A$120.7m) in the previous year, reports the Bookseller. According to accounts filed...

US audiobook sales up 22.7% in 2017

22 June 2018

In the US, a new report by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) has found that audiobook sales experienced another consecutive year of double-digit growth, estimating that sales in 2017 were...

PLR to extend to ebooks and audio in UK

8 June 2018

In the UK, Public Lending Rights (PLR) will be extended to include ebooks and audiobooks borrowed from libraries, reports the Bookseller. Effective from 1 July, the change means authors will...

Audible partners with Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

24 May 2018

In the US, Audible has announced a partnership with Hello Sunshine, the cross-platform media brand founded by Reese Witherspoon that is dedicated to producing female-driven content, reports Publishers Weekly. Reese’s...

‘Netflix for books’ launches in Australia

21 May 2018

A new ebook and audiobook membership service has launched in Australia, after launching in the UK last November. Using a membership-based model, Bookchoice allows users to download up to eight...

‘The Water Diviner’ shortlisted for Audie Award

31 March 2016

The audiobook edition of The Water Diviner (Andrew Anastasios & Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, narrated by Jack Thompson, Bolinda) is a finalist in the Audiobook of the Year category in the US-based...

Hachette launches audiobook list 

23 February 2015

Hachette Australia has launched its own audiobook list under the Hachette Audio imprint.  Hachette joint managing director Justin Ractliffe told Books+Publishing that the publisher will produce a selection of audiobooks using ‘Australian talent’. The titles will be available as...

Penguin Random House launches audio app

18 November 2014

Penguin Random House has launched a new audio app called ‘Volumes’, reports Galleycat. The free app allows readers to listen to audio clips from authors including Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella...

Audible launches free audiobook promotion on its Australian store

12 November 2014

Amazon-owned audiobook retailer Audible has launched a promotion on its Australian website offering a free audiobook collection.The audible.com.au site, which went live on 15 January, is offering the free bundled audiobook #ListenUp Collection,...

Bolinda expands international audiobook range 

2 May 2014

Bolinda is set to triple its audiobook output following an acquisitions push in the UK.Bolinda announced in April that it has acquired audiobook rights for a number of high-profile international...

Shelf talk: Listen up 

7 February 2014

2014 is shaping up as a glorious year for audiobooks, with long-awaited classics and some up-to-the-minute new releases. Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish For (Macmillan Digital Audio, March),...

Bolinda partners with Walker Books on audiobooks, ebooks 

5 February 2014

Bolinda has formed a publishing and distribution partnership with Walker Books to co-publish new release audiobooks, distribute backlist audiobooks and distribute digital content, including ebooks, via its BorrowBox platform.The partnership...

Audible launches Australian audiobook store

21 January 2014

Amazon-owned Audible has launched an Australian audiobook store. The audible.com.au site went live on 15 January. Australian customers, who were previously able to purchase audiobooks from the Audible US site,...

Author Tim Ferriss begins publishing audiobooks 

13 November 2013

In the US, self-help author Tim Ferriss has begun publishing audiobooks, reports TechCrunch. Ferriss, who is the author of books such as The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body (both Vermilion), is...