APA: Tape Cassette Sales Rapidly Diminishing As Audiobooks Go Digital
- Book or Tape? Berman, David // Quill & Quire;Apr96, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p24
Highlights a panel discussion held in February 1996 in Toronto, Ontario on the efforts of the Canadian audio book industry to get consumers to buy their products. Challenges facing the industry in promoting their products; Initiatives to promote industry growth; Main issues of contention among...
- Audio bits. // Publishers Weekly;2/5/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 6, p33
Reports on developments in the audiobook industry in the United States as of February 5, 1996. Includes news on the deals signed by Rezound International with Sight & Sound and Video Products Distributors; Affiliation between Tangled Web Audio and Dual Dolphin Publishing; Specialization of the...
- Are Cassette Tapes Dead? Allison, Tracey // Canadian Musician;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p12
Focuses on the decline in popularity of cassette tapes as a medium in the music recording industry as of January 2001. Increase in demand for compact discs.
- Growth of the Audio Publishing Industry. Whitten, Robin // Publishing Research Quarterly;Fall2002, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p3
Discusses the growth of the audio publishing industry between the 1970s to 2002. Background on how audiobooks was created; Attributions to the growth; Status of audiobook coverage in the 1980s and 1990s; Sources for audiobooks; Challenges facing the future of the industry.
- Audio bits. // Publishers Weekly;12/1/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 49, p21
Presents news briefs related to audio recording for the week of December 1, 1997. The purchase of the Booktronics store in Houston from owner Alan Livingston by Paul Rush, owner of the Earful of Books chain; The book `Words on Tape: How to Create Profitable Spoken Word Audio on Cassettes and...
- Audiobook market continued to grow in '96, as awareness, marketing increased. Horak, Terri // Billboard;12/28/96, Vol. 108/109 Issue 52/1, p54
Discusses the audiobook industry during 1996. The plateau in sales; The distinction of Simon & Schuster Audio being the first publisher to reach the million-unit sales mark; The introduction of the Audie Awards at the Audio Publishers Association Conference; The new outlets for audiobooks; The...
- Hot New Titles Spur Audio Sales. Rosenblum, Trudi M. // Publishers Weekly;3/5/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 10, p38
Presents updates on the sale of audio books in the United States as of March 2001. Background of the book titles responsible for the increase; Concerns about the sales in the last holiday season.
- Audiobooks aimed at record stores. Rosenblum, Trudi Miller // Billboard;7/15/95, Vol. 107 Issue 28, p61
Focuses on the launching of three audiobook labels with strong ties to the music labels in the United States. Henry Rollins' 213CD imprint; Naxos' Naxos Audiobooks imprint; K-tel's Audioscope/Kid-tel imprint; Opportunities for audiobook publishers to move their products into record stores.
- RETAILERS DIVERSIFYING INTO BOOKS RACK UP THE REWARDS. Webb, Adam // Music Week;2/8/2003, Issue 5, p19
Discusses how record retailers in Great Britain benefited from diversifying into books. Change in music book market; Target market; Strength of carefully-selected books as a retail product; Megastores' increased involvement in cross-promotional activity. INSET: BOOK PREVIEWS: 2003.