Category Archives: Internal Affairs

Listen Up: We’re Moving to PWxyz

Adam Boretz -- March 22nd, 2013

moving-dayAs 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.


PW’s Spring Audio Announcement Listings

Adam Boretz -- November 15th, 2012

It’s Audio Announcement Time Again!

Publishers Weekly is currently putting together its Spring 2013 Audio Announcement Listing. And, naturally, we don’t want to leave anyone out.

So, if you’re an audio publisher, please let us know about about Spring Announcements ASAP.

Check out all the details, after the jump!

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PW’s Fall Audio Announcement Listing

Adam Boretz -- June 18th, 2012

Attention Audio Publishers:

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 with all the details.


Updated Submission Guidelines: Audio Review Copies

Adam Boretz -- May 28th, 2012

This is just a quick post to update everyone about the new shipping address for submitting Audio Review Copies.

The PW Audio Intern and I are moving back to New York City and, from this point forward, all Audio Review Copies must be shipped to Publishers Weekly’s NYC Office at the following address:

Publishers Weekly
71 West 23rd Street
Suite 1608
New York, NY 10010

Please update your records. And if anyone has any Audio Review Copy submission questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at Thanks!!


Publishers Weekly Audio Summit

Adam Boretz -- March 22nd, 2012

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:


Best Audiobooks of 2011

Adam Boretz -- October 24th, 2011

Over at PW, everyone is talking about about PW’s Best Books of 2011. And that got me thinking that our Annual Listen Up Awards for audiobooks excellence are just around the corner.

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!


PW Audio Reviews: Now With 100% More Audio Clips

Adam Boretz -- September 29th, 2011

Now Hear This:

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


YA Audiobook Reviews From PW

Adam Boretz -- September 27th, 2011

Listen Up is happy to announce that Publishers Weekly will now be reviewing YA audiobooks.

So, if you’re a fan of YA audio, keep your eyes peeled — reviews of YA titles will be coming soon.

And if you’re an audio publisher and would like to submit YA titles for review, just check out our Submission Guidelines and mail those audios to The PW Home Office.


Now Tweet This

Adam Boretz -- August 26th, 2011

Hey Audiobook Fans:

We — Listen Up and the Publishers Weekly audio reviews department — are now on Twitter.

So, for more audiobook news, reviews, inside information, Q&As, contests — and a dash of misanthropic complaining about the state of the world — follow us here: @PWAudio!


The Changing Of The Audio Guard

Adam Boretz -- July 1st, 2011

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 I look forward to hearing from you!