Category Archives: Conferences

BEA 2012 Wrap-Up: APAC, Audie Awards, and More!

Adam Boretz -- June 8th, 2012

Here at Listen Up, we had an amazing BEA — we were at APAC, we were at The Audie Awards, we were at the Audio Tea, we were even at Johnny Heller’s amazing Listening Lounge.

What’s that you say? You missed BEA? You couldn’t make it to the Audies? Have no fear. Publishers Weekly has you covered. Check out our coverage of All Things Audio at BEA:

BEA 2012: Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ Wins Big at 17th Annual Audie Awards

Tina Fey’s Bossypants was named Audiobook of the Year and Allan Wolf’s The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic won the award for Distinguished Achievement in Production last night at the 17th annual Audies Gala in New York City.

It was the third consecutive year that a Hachette Audio title grabbed the Audie Award’s top honor, with Fey’s self-narrated Bossypants also winning in the Biography/Memoir category. The Watch that Ends the Night — narrated by Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, Laural Merlington, and Angela Dawe — was one of three Brilliance Audio titles to take home awards.

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BEA 2012: Audio All Day

With the growth of online sales and digital formats, the way consumers discover and create buzz about new audiobooks is changing, said Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler in his keynote address that kicked off a busy Audio Publishers Association Conference at the Javits Center on Monday.

With fewer bricks-and-mortar bookstores and more conversations about audiobooks taking place on the Internet and over social networks, audio publishers must leverage online tools to launch and market upcoming releases, asserted Chandler.

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BEA 2012: Bestselling Authors Hold Court at Audiobook Tea

Lee Child, Debbie Macomber, and Daniel Handler joined narrator and host Dion Graham to celebrate the audiobook industry yesterday at the 12th Annual Audiobook and Author Tea at BookExpo America.

The event, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, featured a series of often-hilarious remarks from Child, Macomber, and Handler and concluded with an audience Q&A session.

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And while BEA is over, June is Audiobook Month has only just begun. We’ll be back on Monday with all the latest #JIAM2012 news, giveaways, updates, and a whole lot more.