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In , Macdonald established recording studios in seven additional cities across the United States. Caedmon Records was a pioneer in the audiobook business, it was the first company dedicated to selling spoken work recordings to the public and has been called the "seed" of the audiobook industry.
Listening Library  was also a pioneering company, it was one of the first to distribute children's audiobooks to schools, libraries and other special markets, including VA hospitals. By May , Publishers Weekly initiated a regular column to cover the industry. The nominees are announced each year by February.
The winners are announced at a gala banquet in May, usually in conjunction with BookExpo America. In , Audible. Another innovation was the creation of LibriVox in by Montreal-based writer Hugh McGuire who posed the question on his blog: "Can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting? By the end of , LibriVox had a catalog of over 12, works and was producing about 1, per year. Because trams rattled past, these first productions took place at night.
Later, texts were recorded by trained speakers in professional studios and distributed to users by mail. Until the s recordings were on tape reels, then later cassettes.
Since , the offerings have been recorded in the DAISY Digital Talking Book MP3 standard, which provides additional features for visually impaired users to both listen and navigate written material aurally. Only by did Audiobooks gain popularity in the Indian market.
This is primarily due to lack of previous organized efforts on the part of publishers and authors.
The marketing efforts and availability of Audiobooks has made India as one of the fastest growing Audiobooks markets in the world. Audio books are being released in various Indian languages. In Malayalam , the first audio novel, titled Ouija Board, was released by Kathacafe in They are offering ample audio books freely.
To access the entire catalog they are charging nominal membership of Rs.
Production[ edit ] Producing an audiobook consists of a narrator sitting in a recording booth reading the text, while a studio engineer and a director record and direct the performance. Narrators are usually paid on a finished recorded hour basis, meaning if it took 20 hours to produce a 5-hour book, the narrator is paid for 5 hours, thus providing an incentive not to make mistakes.
Audiobooks are distributed on any audio format available, but primarily these are records, cassette tapes, CDs, MP3 CDs , downloadable digital formats e.
In , a German inventor introduced the Sound Book cassette system based on the Tefifon format where instead of a magnetic tape the sound was recorded on a continuous loop of grooved vinylite ribbon similar to the old 8-track tape. Even though the original Tefifon upon which it was based ran at 19 CPS and could hold a maximum of 4 hours, one Sound Book could hold eight hours of recordings as it ran at half the speed or 9.
However, just like the Tefifon, the format never became widespread in use.
Audiobooks may come as fully dramatized versions of the printed book, sometimes calling upon a complete cast, music, and sound effects. Effectively audio dramas , these audiobooks are known as full cast audio books. It came in a 2-LP vinyl set, or as a downloadable MP3, but with no published text. Audiobooks have been used to teach children to read and to increase reading comprehension.