“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.” ~ Lao Tzu
On Tuesday afternoon we had our monthly We Write Steamboat meeting – a local networking group for independent publishers. It was reported that one of our members, author D.A. Hill, now has an audio book version of his novel. It’s selling well and we discussed the growth of the audio book industry.
We are fortunate to be living in an age when we have so many reading choices. Publishing has gotten more complicated because of the new options. Learning what readers desire can be very useful for authors who are considering venturing beyond publishing books-in-print. The Independent Publisher, an on-line publication, has posted an interesting article about the growth of the audio book industry. Here is the link.http://bit.ly/11hlMyJ.
The surge of the industry does not surprise me, for the following reasons:
- The ability to multi-task and listen at same time
- You can listen while driving or on a personal computer
- Storage space not needed on a bookshelf
- Audio books are environmentally wise – no paper/printing involved.
So many reading options are now available. Hopefully youth, who love all things digital, will find a more fulfilling reading experience on their electronic and audio devices and their interest in the literary world will not wane during the teen years. Audio books are also excellent for seniors whose eyesight has been diminished with age.
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