Listen Up! An Update on Audiobooks from BIGNY
When: November 14, 2017 @ 5:15–7:30pm
Where: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
“The Book Industry Guild of New York is a member-operated professional organization composed of professionals from every aspect of the book publishing and book manufacturing industries. It sponsors educational seminars and trips, holds monthly informational programs, and helps raise money for the Literacy Assistance Center.” Continue reading “Around Town: Nov. 14th – Nov. 20th”
Audible is a community of active listeners who enjoy stories well told. The website provides spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming as well as the sale of digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. In this age of revolutionary technology, audio media are becoming more and more popular. However, Audible is more or less a monopoly, as there are no other leading vendors of audiobooks and other such entertainment. Even futher, Amazon bought Audible in 2008, so it is now its subsidiary. As the world continues to morph and change, Amazon will see to it that its audio versions of conventional media occupy our ears and minds.