eBbooks are getting much more attention than audiobooks, but did you know that audiobooks are already generating annual sales of around billion dollars? The Audio Publishers Association (APA) also reported that the audiobook industry experienced only a slight drop in sales in 2008, comparable to those of the trade book industry.
We have a special interest in audiobooks as we believe they represent one of the options to read books sustainably, especially when you download them - an option that represents right now about 21% of all sales (the rest are CDs).
Therefore, I would like to recommend on an interesting interview with on mediabistro's Morning Media Menu with Robin F. Whitten, the editor and publisher of Audiofile magazine - a magazine dedicated to audiobooks.
Whitten shared in this interview her thoughts about the digital future of the audiobook and also gave some ideas for holiday gift ideas for the audiobook lovers. You're also welcome to check the website of this interesting magazine at www.audiofilemagazine.com.
You can listen to the interview right here- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mediabistro/2009/12/17/audiobooks-for-the-holidays
And it's also an opportunity to remind you the new audiobook of Al Gore - "OUR CHOICE: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis", which is narrated by Sex & the City's Cynthia Nixon, Mad Men's John Slattery, and Al Gore (published by Simon & Schuster Audio). Definitely a great holiday gift for audiobook lovers!
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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