As of next week, Listen Up will be folding into Publishers Weekly’s official blog, PWxyz, in an effort to mainstream content and increase overall blog traffic.
“But what about all my audiobook news needs?” you ask. Fear not, audio enthusiasts.
We’ll still have you covered — with Q&As, news, reviews, contests, bestseller info, and a whole lot more. It’ll just be in a different place — and, because of the new location, our posts will be read by a much wider audience.
So, if you’re an audiobook fan, check us out at PWxyz. And If you’re an audio publisher, feel free to pitch me stories as per usual.
Thanks everyone. We’ll see you next week, albeit in a slightly different location.
Publishers Weekly is currently putting together its Fall Audio Announcement Listing. And while we’ve had a great response thus far, there’s always a chance we’ve missed someone. So, if you’ve yet to get in touch with us about Fall Audio Announcements, NOW is the time. Please contact our own Shannon Maughan at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details.
This week, Publishers Weekly invited a host of audio publishers to its New York Office for the Second Annual PW Audio Summit.
We met with everyone from Brook Forest Voices and Brilliance to Tantor and Hachette, and talked about the state of the audio industry, audio reviews, audio news, upcoming titles, and a whole lot more! Some really great discussions took place, and, moving forward, we hope to enhance our audio coverage — both at PW and here at Listen Up.
More details will be forthcoming, but for the time being, I will simply leave you with Christopher Walken’s — or an amazing Christopher Walken impersonator’s — superbly weird narration of Where the Wild Things Are:
And so I turn to you gentle reader for input, suggestions, thoughts, feedback, and guidance.
What do you think was the best audiobook of 2011? Which audios were tops in the fiction category? In the nonfiction category? In the classics category? And what about full cast productions? And who deserves a nod for audiobook narrator of the year?
We want to hear from you! So make your voice heard in the comments section. And don’t be shy!
Publishers Weekly now supports the hosting of short clips from audiobooks, which will be accessible via a small player appearing beneath the online review of each corresponding audiobook. It will look a little like this:
PW’s created this FTP Site where publishers can upload MP3 files — the clips will automatically attach to the correct audio review as long as they are named properly, using the ISBN-13 of the book as the file name. Continue reading →
This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I will be taking over as Audio Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly. But fear not, gentle readers. Parul Sehgal — my talented audio predecessor — is not leaving PW and will be helping and guiding me during the transition period.
If anyone has any questions, wants to talk, set up a meeting, or discuss audiobook reviews, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!