Audiobooks 

Audible Captions is not going to embody works from main publishers

When Audible Captions was introduced in July, the publishing world was fast to pounce. They thought that an audiobook that additionally produces textual content would devalue their ebooks. This prompted the Affiliation of American Publishers to file a lawsuit on behalf of main publishers. It seems like this gambit as paid off, Audible introduced at present that their new Captions system will exclude works from main publishers, for now. In an announcement to Good e-Reader, Audible stated “Audible is not going to allow its ‘Captions’ characteristic for all audiobooks for…

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US e-book gross sales are $493 million this yr

Within the first six months of the yr, e-book income generated $493 million dollars for American publishers. This was a small decline of three.eight% as in comparison with the identical interval in 2018. It seems to be just like the e-book business has stabilized. Digital audiobook gross sales was up 33.eight%, reaching $279 million whereas bodily audio declined by 18.zero%, coming in at $17 million. Downloaded audio was up 33.eight%, reaching $279 million whereas bodily audio declined by 18.zero%, coming in at $17 million. Downloaded audio accounted for eight.1% of…

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VK is launching a brand new audiobook platform

August 26, 2019 By Michael Kozlowski Depart a Remark VKontakte is the most important social networking web site in Russia and it has over 97 million month-to-month customers.  The corporate is planning on launching a brand new audiobook service someday within the subsequent month or two and it’ll have over 10,000 titles at launch. The challenge, publishers say, has excessive significance at VKontakte and will likely be based mostly on the VK Apps cell platform. These with data of those discussions say that the platform estimates that as much as…

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Affiliation of American Publishers recordsdata a lawsuit towards Audible

Audible is planning on launching a brand new function referred to as Audible Captions, that can convert audiobooks to textual content, giving individuals an opportunity to learn the audiobook, as it’s being performed. Ever for the reason that firm first introduced the system, everybody has been elevating hell. In the present day, the Affiliation of American Publishers filed a lawsuit towards them. The lawsuit, which names seven AAP member corporations as plaintiffs—Chronicle Books, Hachette E-book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Publishing Group, Penguin Random Home, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster. These…

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Researchers state individuals take in audiobooks and ebooks the identical

Neuroscientists at Berkeley have found that the identical cognitive and emotional elements of the mind are stimulated the identical when individuals take heed to audiobooks or learn ebooks. Lead writer Dr Fatma Deniz mentioned: “At a time when extra persons are absorbing info by way of audiobooks, podcasts and even audio texts, our research reveals that, whether or not they’re listening to or studying the identical supplies, they’re processing semantic info equally.” “We knew that just a few mind areas had been activated equally whenever you hear a phrase and…

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Audible will launch Strolling Useless Originals

The Audible audiobooks of the Alien franchise is doing spectacularly nicely, and Audible has been searching round for extra companions to develop extra authentic content material for his or her web site and collection of apps. They’ve simply struck a cope with Skybound, the staff behind The Strolling Useless, to create a number of Audible originals. “At Skybound we try to attach creators to new and present fan bases throughout a number of channels,” stated Skybound Leisure CEO David Alpert. “Teaming up with Audible offers our creators a brand new…

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Digital Publishers see robust positive aspects in audiobooks and ebooks

Main publishers have all reported that the second quarter of 2019 that audiobook gross sales are growing and ebooks are doing fairly nicely. Audiobooks will not be actually a shock, everyone seems to be busy digitizing their front-list and in addition paying extra consideration to their backlist. The truth that book gross sales are doing nicely, is partly attributed to film tie-ins and clients have gotten used to paying virtually double. Simon & Schuster admitted in a uncommon prevalence, e-book gross sales had been up over final 12 months’s second…

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Amazon Charts launches in the UK

Amazon Charts launched in 2007 in the USA and lists the highest 20 digital titles in fiction and nonfiction by most learn and most offered. It not solely consists of e book information, but additionally audiobook. It additionally retains monitor of the digital titles that had been loaned out through Kindle Limitless and Prime Studying. Amazon has simply launched Charts in the UK. The brand new charts, out there at amazon.co.uk/charts, mirror those who debuted within the US in Could 2017. Simon Johnson, nation supervisor, Amazon UK Books, mentioned: “We’re…

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Apple is making it simpler to find new podcasts

August 1, 2019 By Michael Kozlowski Depart a Remark Apple is rolling out an replace to their podcasting app that may make it simpler to find new content material. They’ve added new prime degree classes, a brand new curated system and have launched charts, which reveals you the preferred podcasts and it adjustments often. The brand new Apple classes will make it simpler to search out related podcasts to fit your personal preferences. It’s obtainable in the primary podcast app for iOS and iTunes.  Right here is the entire record…

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Google Play is providing 1 week offers on audiobooks and ebooks

In relation to audiobook and book retailers, Google is hardly a dominant pressure. Nonetheless, they’re a preferred vacation spot as a result of they’re put in on so many smartphones and tablets. Google Play is holding a one week sale, beginning in the present day. They’re providing tons of of ebooks at $5 a pop and audiobooks $10 every. Notable eBooks: Compensate for studying common e-books for below $5 akin to The Wedding ceremony Date, Alas Babylon, and Sure, And. See the complete assortment below $5 HERE. Audiobooks: Want listening…

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