May 15th, 2013
Think back to your earliest enjoyment of a book. It was likely when your mom or dad read to you just before going to sleep. Your mom or dad’s voice, intonation and even facial expressions enhanced your enjoyment of the book and gently encouraged you to sleep, feeling safe and loved.
Listening to a book is a entirely different experience than reading a book. When reading a book your eyes and imagination work together to experience the author’s words. When listening to an audiobook the voice, diction, intonation and pace of the performance work with your imagination to give you an almost 3-D encounter with the story.
- Is the performer (AKA reader, narrator) of an audiobook important to you?
- Have you purchased an audiobook only to discover that you don’t like the story? Perhaps it has more to do with the performer than the author’s words.
- Do you listen to FREE audio samples of an audio book BEFORE you purchase?
Most of the audio books at www.audiobooksonline.com have audio samples you can listen to. Go to Audiobooks Online.
We look forward to serving you.
August 2nd, 2012
APA HONORS THE YEAR’S BEST AUDIOBOOKS AT 17th ANNUAL AUDIES GALA IN NEW YORK CITY
The Coveted “Audiobook of the Year” Award Goes to “Bossypants” written and performed by Tina Fey and “The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic” by Allan Wolf Earns the Distinguished Achievement in Production Award.
New York, NY – June 5, 2012 – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2012 Audies® at its 17th Annual Audies Gala dinner held at the New-York Historical Society, New York City in conjunction with APAC and BEA. Often referred to as the “Oscars of spoken word entertainment,” the Audies are the most prestigious awards program in the United States honoring audiobooks.
More 2012 Audie Winners
April 4th, 2012
For most of us, our first pleasure of books was experienced not by reading them but by a loving parent, an older sibling or a sitter reading to us. As evening approached our thoughts may have drifted to the story we wanted read to us. Although we often resisted going to bed, being read to was the reward for getting into our PJs and brushing our teeth.
Night after night along with bedtime kisses, our favorite book, we fell asleep to the words of A.A. Milne, Aesop, Margaret Wise Brown, Louisa May Alcott… We loved hearing about Elmo, Sesame Street, Mother Goose, Jack & Jill, animals, the circus, fire trucks, dinosaurs, trains, nursery rhymes…
As we grew older we lost the pleasure of hearing stories. It’s time to experience the pleasure of being read to again. Think audio books.
For many years audiobooks were only available on cassette. The Books on Tape Company became a prominent source of audio books on cassette and even now, many refer to books on tape whether they are on cassette or compact disc. Audiobooks are alive and well with over 500 new titles being published each month to satisfy just about any listener and buying audio books online is as easy as a few mouse clicks. The audiobook industry is growing as more people are discovering the joys and benefits of listening.
Experience the pleasure of being read to again. Listen to an audio book.
January 18th, 2012
Reprinted with permission from AudioFile Magazine
Lots of our readers use iPods to listen to audiobooks. But with the release of the iPad, audiobook listeners have some new features that make this an attractive tool for listening to audiobooks.
Here’s a look at what’s different in the iPad.
If you’ve got an iPhone or iPod touch, you’re already pretty familiar with the interface for listening to music. Tap Music, then Audiobooks, and you’ll see a list of your books. If you have audiobooks from Audible , they’ll have their own category; tap Audible to see which books it contains.
Read the rest of the article at AudioFile Magazine.
December 23rd, 2011
Continuing Audiobooks Online’s
quest to serve your digital book needs
, we have recently affiliated with I See Me .com personalized children’s books
. I See Me is an multiple award-winning publisher. Their book “The World According to Me” won Creative Child Magazine’s 2010 “Book of the Year” award. I See Me personalized children’s books embed your child’s name into the story. Imagine how excited your child will be when they realize THEY are in the story.
December 22nd, 2011
The delivery of audio books
and printed books is changing. Yesterday we told you about Audiobooks Online’s
affiliation with Audible.com
, provider of 80,000+ digital, downloadable audio products. Since 1994 our focus has been on offering audiobooks at everyday discounts. Today we want to let you know of a new affiliation with Kobobooks.com
, provider of over 2 million eBooks including newspapers and magazines. Read your eBooks on any open device — regardless of brand. Join the more than 5 million KoboBooks readers by clicking on the [Try a free eBook!] image.