Why-audiobooks-work_learning-ally-infographic.pdf(Shared)- Adobe Document Cloud. Libro.fm, Your Independent Bookstore for Digital Audiobooks. 15 Of The Absolute Best Podcasts for Children's Books. 10 Intersections Between Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Storytelling at Large. Half of Americans have listened to an audiobook, and the same percentage have listened to a podcast according to a 2019 survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital.
This was the first year that the audience for both podcasts and audiobooks reached 50% listenership. According to the Audio Publishers Association’s press release on the research, there is a clear crossover audience between the two: 55% of audiobook listeners had also listened to a podcast in the month surveyed. This makes sense, as both podcasts and audiobooks are auditory ways of consuming information and stories. But beyond the numbers, I wanted to know: how else do the two industries intersect, feeding one into the other? In what ways do they amplify each other rather than simply competing for listeners?
1) Podcasts Promoting Authors and Books I once heard a book publicist say that no one sells more books than Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air. 2) Podcasts About Books Category ID: 1529. SYNC2020. 2020 ALA Award Winners on Audio. As audiobook sales surge, will people finally acknowledge that listening to a book counts as reading? Admitting you like audiobooks enrages a certain type of literary snob Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 10:44 am Bookworms: prepare to rend your garments.
UK sales of physical books fell for the first time in five years in 2018. Figures from the Publishers Association recorded a shock 5.4% drop. But while you’re lovingly running your finger down the spines of your favourite tomes, promising them (well, yourself) that the end is not yet nigh, there remains a silver lining. Audiobook sales surged by 43%. I's opinion newsletter: talking points from today. Audiobooks are overtaking e-books - these are the best to listen to, from Louis Theroux to Hilary Mantel. While physical book sales look to be unaffected, it appears that digital consumers are ditching their Kindles and listening to audiobooks Monday, 2nd December 2019, 5:31 pm Updated Do you prefer to absorb stories with your eyes or your ears?
Increasing numbers of people are opting for the latter, with sales of audiobooks expected to overtake those of e-books next year, according to an analysis by the consultancy firm Deloitte. While physical book sales look to be unaffected, it appears that digital consumers are ditching their Kindles and listening to audiobooks instead, lured in by celebrity narrators and authors reading their own works, such as Bill Bryson.
They’re not for everyone. I's TV newsletter: what you should watch next But they have clear advantages if you’re squidged onto a bus or a train for your commute and don’t have the space to hold a book, especially as noise-cancelling headphones are now affordable. Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say. Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? So although one core process of comprehension serves both listening and reading, difficult texts demand additional mental strategies. Print makes those strategies easier to use. Consistent with that interpretation, researchers find that people’s listening and reading abilities are more similar for simple narratives than for expository prose.
Stories tend to be more predictable and employ familiar ideas, and expository essays more likely include unfamiliar content and require more strategic reading. This conclusion — equivalence for easy texts and an advantage to print for hard ones — is open to changes in the future. As audiobooks become more common, listeners will gain experience in comprehending them and may improve, and publishers may develop ways of signaling organization auditorily. Audiobooks or Reading? To Our Brains, It Doesn’t Matter. If you don’t have time to sit and read a physical book, is listening to the audio version considered cheating?
To some hardcore book nerds, it could be. But new evidence suggests that, to our brains, reading and hearing a story might not be so different. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley scanned the brains of nine participants while they read and listened to a series of tales from “The Moth Radio Hour.” After analyzing how each word was processed in the the brain’s cortex, they created maps of the participants’ brains, noting the different areas helped interpret the meaning of each word. They mapped out the results in an interactive diagram, which is due to be published on the Gallant Lab website this week. Looking at the brain scans and data analysis, the researchers saw that the stories stimulated the same cognitive and emotional areas, regardless of their medium.
This is Your Brain on Words More Work Ahead. Deniz_et_al.2019. Audiobooks vs Reading: The Rules Are, There Are No Rules. A love of reading shouldn’t have parameters or rules as to what type of reading “counts.” Personally, I have found an immensely rewarding common ground in my reading life with both audiobooks and reading. Hint: It’s just more fun to love both!
Here is a list of ways to view audiobooks vs reading in some major categories. Hopefully, we can transition this fight from the dreaded comments section and into a big comfy chair where your headphones sit along side your bookmarks and everyone loves each other.