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Behind the Scenes: Producing Audiobooks in Quarantine with PRH Audio

by Dan Zitt|September, 2020

Many of us transitioned to working from home in March, and for the Penguin Random House Audio group, this shift in operations presented some challenges. Read on to learn how PRH Audio has moved to creating and producing audiobooks from home, and to see some photos of at-home audio setups!
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Penguin Random House Audio Brings Theater to Listeners Everywhere

by Alex Hill|March, 2020

Penguin Random House Audio continues to push the boundaries of creativity in the audiobook medium. Read on to learn how our Audio team is producing exclusive audiobook recordings of several critically acclaimed Broadway productions. Read more

What It Takes to Make Great Audiobooks

by Neda Dallal|July, 2019

Book publishers of all shapes and sizes are clamoring to produce audiobooks and meet demand for this fast-growing format. Read more to learn about what sets PRH’s audio production apart, and how we create high-quality audiobooks that resonate with readers and listeners. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A with Penguin Random House Audio

by Neda Dallal|March, 2019

As digital audio consumption continues to grow, the team creating our audiobooks continues to adapt. We sat down with Amanda D’Acierno, president and publisher of Penguin Random House Audio Group, to learn more about the inner workings of PRH Audio and the audiobook industry as a whole. Read more

The State of the Audiobook

by MILENA SCHMIDT|September, 2015

A survey released last month by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) shows that the audiobook category grew disproportionately, in both titles published and unit sales, compared to the overall book industry in 2014. The APA’s annual sales survey revealed that sales in the audiobook category totaled more than $1.47 billion in 2014, up 13.5 percent from 2013, and the category also saw a significant increase in the number of titles published. The survey attributed that growth to the growing popularity of digital downloads and increased awareness of the audiobook format. Read more