Random Audio Additions

In Addition to reading the article “Is Audio Really the Future of the Book” http://daily.jstor.org/the-future-of-the-book-is-audio/ I have been listening to a great number of Audio Books.  Due to a family health problem I have not had a lot of free time or attention to do much extracurricular library research, though I have been able to […]

Smartphone Gives New Life to Audiobooks

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/10/07/audio-books-sales-growth-smartphones/91132274/ People are discovering the ability to listen to an audio book while they are doing other things, ie. multi-tasking. “Between 2012 and 2015, sales of downloaded audio increased nearly 85%, according to the Association of American Publishers” * the root of this issue is that CD audio books are very expensive and CD players […]

Print or Digital…

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/71500-print-digital-and-what-really-matters.html There are arguements that whether digital or physical reading is on the decline.  One of the first arguments mentions that reading is a more active task than listening to the radio or watching TV.  There is some argument that the publishers are not making digital media easy to access  or more affordable so people […]