NetGalley launched a mobile app for Apple and Android for the first time. At the same time, they formally added audiobooks to their service as well. The Readium-based app allows for DRM for ebooks, but DRM is currently not available for audiobook files. The app serves as a reader for downloaded ebooks and plays the newly-available audiobooks. The app also “adds further support for various types of content (including highly illustrated books).” NetGalley continues to support its previous methods of downloading and reading ebooks as well.
Colson Whitehead has won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, the youngest author to receive their lifetime achievement award.
Andrea Joyce is now handling North American rights for UK publisher Saraband.
Ian Singer has joined LibraryPass as ceo. He previously served as an executive at ProQuest/Bowker and Credo Reference, and as group Publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book.
Brad Watson, 64, author of the novels The Heaven of Mercury and Miss Jane, among others, died on July 8.