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AAP Files Doomed Lawsuit Over Audible’s Caption Feature, Alleges Copyright Infringement

When detractors complained after Audible launched Audible Captions last month, I asked myself how anyone could know that this feature…

Publishers’ Audiobook Sales Increased 24% in 2018

The Audio Publishers Association released the results of a survey yesterday that showed¬†audiobook sales for a limited group of publishers…

Audible Launches Fix for SF, Fantasy Audiobooks

I have probably told you this once or twice, but one reason I don't listen to audiobooks is the authors…

Amazon Prime Subscribers Can Get One Year of Audible for $119, and Add an Echo Hockey Puck for $0.99

Amazon has a deal right on a one-year Audible subscription, and it's only available to Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime subscribers…

Audible Renames Audible Romance Package as “Audible Escape”

Audible launched its Netflix-style subscription service in late 2017, the focus was strictly on romance audiobooks. Now it is beginning…

Findaway Launches Wonderbook, a Hybrid Print-Digital Audiobook Player

Cleveland-based Findaway gets most of its attention on this blog for its audiobook distribution (as well as services like Chirp)…

Google Play Books 5.1.9 Adds Audiobook Download Quality Settings, Custom Skip Duration Settings

When Google started selling audiobooks last January, the Play Books Android app made the experience so frustrating that only masochists…

Audible Settles Several More Class Action Lawsuits

A little over two years ago Audible was hit with several class action lawsuits that alleged that the Amazon subsidiary…

What is the Appeal of Audiobooks?

Last week's launch of Bookbub's new audiobook deals site, Chirp, inspired me to give audiobooks another try. I love deals…

Bookbub Branches Out, Now Offers Audiobook Deals in Partnership with Findaway

Bookbub has launched a new deals service¬† to sell publisher audiobooks. On Tuesday they announced they had partnered with Findaway…

Seven Places to Listen to Free Audiobooks

The internet is overflowing with nearly as many free audiobooks as ebooks. There are dozens if not hundreds of sites…

You Can Now Have Alexa Play a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Audiobook

Around this time last year I read about a startup called Select a Story that was developing interactive fiction stories…

Apple & Audible Release Six Public Domain Audiobooks for Free

Apple kicked off a new ebook marketing push yesterday with a new affiliate toolbox, and as part of that marketing…

Amazon Adds Audiobooks to Freetime Unlimited

Before there was Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading, Amazon had Kindle Freetime, a kid-focused subscription service that offered kid-friendly ebooks,…

The Audible App Arrives on Apple’s Apple Watch

When you tire of talking to the many gadgets Amazon launched today, you can have your watch talk to you.…