Wiley specializes in academic and business related ebooks. The company currently has over 2,000 audiobooks that are primarily sold through Audible, although other retailers only account for a small percentage of sales. Wiley has just ironed out a distribution deal with RBMedia and will be creating 650 audiobooks over … [Read more...] about Wiley will be creating hundreds of new audiobooks
Good e-Reader is now available as a Flash Briefing on Amazon Alexa. This includes the Alexa app for Android and iOS, in addition to the Echo line of smart speakers. Alexa will read all of the latest headlines and the news articles, which is ideal if you prefer the audio editions of our stories.Getting started with … [Read more...] about Good e-Reader is now available on Amazon Alexa
Waze is a GPS navigation system for your automobile and for the past while they have been beta testing an Audio Player that has Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR One, Scribd, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn functionality. The system is now rolling out everywhere and you can control your audio app of choice in Waze and … [Read more...] about Scribd Audiobooks now available via Waze Audio Player
Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in digital publishing. The format saw a 22.7% increase in sales and generated over $2.5 billion dollars in the United States alone. There was over 46,000 new audiobooks that were published last year. Digital Book book sales last year declined by 10% and over 162 million of … [Read more...] about Do you prefer audiobooks or ebooks?
Amazon has just added 1,000 kid friendly audiobooks from Audible as part of their Freetime Unlimited Program. Kids can now listen to popular titles like Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow Queen. Parents can also add additional Audible books to their child’s FreeTime profile via the settings on … [Read more...] about Amazon Freetime Unlimited adds 1,000 audiobooks
There are plenty of top lists for ebooks that are coming out this time of year, but seldom does anyone focus exclusively on audiobooks. The format is the fastest growing segment in digital publishing and the all of the major publishers are bullish on the format. Libro.fm has just posted their top 10 list and it … [Read more...] about These are the top 10 audiobooks of the year from Libro.fm
Major publishers such as Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Penguin Random House have all reported that digital audiobooks continue to soar, while ebooks still generate meaningful revenue, although sales are soft.HarperCollins recently stated that digital audiobook sales also had another great quarter, … [Read more...] about Major Publishers are seeing strong gains with audiobooks
Digital Audiobooks have been enjoying double digit sales increases for the past four years and in the past eight months the format generated over $336 million dollars and at the some point last year it made $244 million. Tapes and to a lesser degree CD's were the most popular audiobook format since the 1990's, but in … [Read more...] about Did you listen to audiobooks on Cassette Tapes?
Pocket has just redesigned their flagship app for the iPad and iPhone for the first time since 2012. They have a more minimalist interface with more white space and a tremendous reduction in information density. If you prefer a dark mode or sepia mode, you can also choose that as your app-wide color scheme. Even the … [Read more...] about Pocket Redesigns iOS App and now has Amazon Polly for Article Playback
Audible is releasing an update to the Audible App that will allow Apple Watch users to enjoy Audible directly from their devices. This is made possible by Apple’s new operating system, watchOS 5. With the new update, watch users can sync Audible books from their libraries to their watches; play Audible books on the go … [Read more...] about Audible now available on Apple Watch
Kobo has just added Apple Carplay integration for their app and it now allows drivers to listen to audiobooks while on the road. The audiobooks have to be downloaded to an iPhone beforehand, they cannot be streamed or downloaded via the infotainment system.Kobo initially launched their audiobook store late last … [Read more...] about You can now listen to Kobo Audiobooks via Apple Carplay
Audible Originals are hit or miss in terms of quality and in the past these audiobooks were only able to be accessed if you spent one of your precious credits. Amazon has augmented their Originals program and will now make six titles available on the first Friday of every month and you can pick two of them to download … [Read more...] about Audible Originals now given away for free to paid subscribers