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While Book Sales Flatten, Audio Books Thrive

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New polls show that book sales are flat and that one quarter of Americans didn't read any books at all last year. Yet there is one area of the book industry that is gaining popularity: the audio book. New technology allows audio books to be distributed inexpensively as downloads — even if the title is not a bestseller.

Dain Frisby-Dart, assistant librarian and audio book fan

Robin Whitten, founder and editor of Audiofile Magazine

Ruby Dee, actress and audio book narrator

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