Good e-Reader The latest news on Audiobooks, eBooks and eReaders Audiobooks Generated $2.8 Billion in 2017

Audiobook sales generated $2.8 billion dollars in the United States in 2017 and this is an increase of up 22.7% over 2016, and with a corresponding 21.5% increase in units. This continues the six-year audiobook trend of double-digit growth year over year. This new sales data stems from the Audiobook Publishers Association and Edison Research. […]

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Good E-Reader – eBook, Audiobook and Digital Publishing News Get the latest news on e-Books, Audiobooks, Digital Publishing, Manga, Anime and Tablets New Report Proclaims Audiobook and eBook Usage is on the rise

A new report by Pew has proclaimed that ebook and audiobook usage is on the rise. One in five US adults have listened in an audiobook last year and one in four has read an ebook. Print books remain the most popular format for reading, with 67% of Americans having read a print book in the past […]

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10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author

I never imagined myself as a fiction author. In fact, I never imagined myself as a writer at all. The world’s Stephen Kings are few and far between, and even a high school dropout knows that most writers are starving artists. I didn’t consider myself an artist, nor was I willing to starve. And I’m […]

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How to make the most of your Audible subscription

There’s a big difference between scanning an article or Facebook and reading a real book, but Audible can help you close that gap. The Amazon subscription service has built a dedicated following on the strength of its massive collection of audiobooks and original podcasts. If you’re thinking about giving it a try, here’s everything you need to know about Audible […]

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Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You’ll Ever Have Time to Read

Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say. Plus, plenty of some of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk, insist that the best way to get smarter is to read. So what do you do? You go out and buy books, lots of them. But life is […]

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Apple Has Big Plans for E-Books, Audiobooks

Apple is looking to revamp its e-books app with a new design and a better digital bookstore, according to a Bloomberg report. The company has hired a former Audible and Barnes & Noble executive to lead these efforts.   The new app is already being tested internally, according to the report. In addition to design changes, it […]

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Google launches audiobooks — with no monthly subscription fee

Google is coming for Audible. The tech giant announced it’s now selling audiobooks on the Google Play Store. Google Play Books rolls out in 45 countries and nine languages starting Tuesday. The audiobooks are available on Android, iOS, the web and with Google Assistant-enabled devices like Google Home smart speakers. No subscription is required, and […]

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Google Play Store will soon start selling audiobooks

Fans of audiobooks will soon have another option, as 9to5Google has reported that the Google Play Store will soon be getting a dedicated audiobook section. The Play Store already has some audiobooks available through its music section, but it is a bit disorganized and the selection isn’t as robust as what you’d find on Audible or other competitors’ websites. […]

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HarperAudio Announces Vinyl Audiobook Publishing Program

HarperAudio, the audio imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced that it will produce a series of vinyl + digital audio titles in 2018, capitalizing on the success of previous vinyl publications, Yes Please by Amy Poehler and Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. The vinyl series will be distributed by Wax, an independent record label […]

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327 Million Chinese are reading digital content on their smartphones

The digital publishing market in China is booming and according to official estimates, there were 353 million online literature readers by June 2017 and more than 90% of them – nearly 327 million readers are accessing ebooks on their smartphones. According to a report released this week by Chinese research firm iResearch, the market for online literature […]

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