Audio books are turning new leaf


The Chicago Tribune has another Story on the increaing popularity of Audio Books. Audio Books have become the fastest-growing segment of the book industry.Are they being offered in your library?
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In the process, audio books, like electronic books, are redefining cultural attitudes toward reading. They are even becoming the first medium for some titles, whether because they\'re controversial or aimed at a special audience more likely to \"read\" a book in that form than curled up in an armchair with a bound title.

In fact, a recent survey indicates that one-fifth of American households listen to audio books, an increase of 75 percent since 1995.

Book publishers are taking note of the phenomenon. This Friday in Chicago, as part of Book Expo America,the audio-book publishers will rub shoulders with Sue the dinosaur at the Field Museum, where the industry will hold its annual \"Audies\" ceremony, its version of the Oscars. Expo is the nation\'s largest meeting of booksellers and publishers

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