Bemoaning Amazon and Audible


The link below is to an article that is essentially a whine about Amazon and Audible, essentially over its developing monopoly over the audiobook market.

For more visit:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/84384-we-need-to-talk-about-audible.html

Audible Escape Closing


The links below are to articles reporting on the closing down of Audible Escape.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/09/15/audible-escape-is-shutting-down-on-1-november/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-escape-audiobook-subscription-is-being-discontinued

Audible Subscription Packages


The links below are to articles that take a look at the various Audible subscription packages available.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-is-changing-their-subscription-packages
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/08/24/140796/

New Format for Audible


The link below is to an article reporting on a new format for audio books that Audible will now be using.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-moving-to-enhanced-format-for-audiobooks

Free Audiobooks for Kids From Audible


The links below are to articles reporting on free audiobooks on offer from Audible for kids while schools are closed.

For more visit:
https://ebookfriendly.com/hundreds-audible-audiobooks-free-coronavirus-pandemic/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-offering-hundreds-of-kids-audiobooks-for-free
https://bookriot.com/2020/03/19/audible-launches-audible-stories-for-children-and-teens-while-school-is-out/

Audible Captions Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest news regarding Audible Captions and the controversy surrounding that initiative by Amazon. Note, the latest articles are at the top.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/09/points-counterpoints-publishers-v-audible-captions-lawsuit-lines-are-drawn-copyright/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-fires-back-at-publishers-and-says-captains-are-fair-use
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-captions-will-not-include-works-from-major-publishers
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/08/30/138445/audible-halts-captions-on-major-publishers-titles/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-lawsuit-amazon-audible-captions-rollout-delayed/

Publishers Seek to Sue Audible


The links below are to articles reporting on the reaction of publishers to Audible Captions – yes, they are seeking to sue Audible.

For more visit:
https://ilmk.wordpress.com/2019/08/25/big-5-publishers-sue-amazons-audible-over-ai-speech-to-text/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-association-sues-to-stop-audible-captions/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/08/23/aap-files-doomed-lawsuit-over-audibles-caption-feature-alleges-copyright-infringement/
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2019/08/23/publishers-suing-audible-over-captions-feature-that-allows-reading-audiobooks/