Michele Cobb is Publisher of AudioFile Magazine, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association, and a partner at Forte Business Consulting, which provides Business Development services for the publishing industry.
Interviews with Michele Cobb
Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
by Jesse Q. Sutanto and narrated by Eunice Wong
Code Gray: Death, Life, and Uncertainty in the ER
by Farzon Nahvi and narrated by Aden Hakimi
I Have Some Questions for You
by Rebecca Makkai and narrated by Julia Whelan and JD Jackson
by Kashana Cauley and narrated by Bahni Turpin
Pineapple Street: A Novel
by Jenny Jackson and narrated by Marin Ireland
As summer kicks off in the northern hemisphere, it’s a great time to relax and listen to a good audiobook. Michele Cobb, publisher of AudioFile magazine, shares her favourite new audiobooks from the first half of 2023—from cozy mysteries and beach reads to the memoir of an ER doctor during Covid.
The movie industry has the Oscars to celebrate its achievements, but if you love audiobooks, you’ll be more interested in the Audies. Here Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association, talks us through the 2022 shortlist for ‘audiobook of the year,’ as well as one of her favourite books from the fiction category.
by Susanna Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor (narrator)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X and assisted by Alex Haley, Laurence Fishburne (narrator)
The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy)
by N.K. Jemisin & Robin Miles (narrator)
Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid & Nicole Lewis (narrator)
More Myself: A Journey
by Alicia Keys
There are so many fantastic audiobooks being produced at the moment, across so many genres, that it’s hard to know where to start listening. Fortunately, every year, the judges of the Audie Awards pick out some of the very best. Here, Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association, talks us through some of the 2021 winners, including the ‘audiobook of the year.’