Sunday, July 06, 2008

Brilliance, Hachette end audiobook cassettes.

Within the Library Journal coverage of the 2008 ALA Conference was Raya Kuzyk's report that both Brilliance and Hachette are ending the cassette format for their audiobooks.

According to 2007 statistics from the Audio Publishers Association, 77 percent of audiobook sales were on CD, 7 percent on cassette, 1 percent via MP3, and 14 percent via download.

Speaking as the owner of a car with a cassette player (no, not an 8-track; my car is not that old), I had thought my audiobook choices were becoming more limited.

About the photo: Fred & Friends' retro-cassette totebag

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