BY KATHY BELGE
LesbianLife at About.com
There’s great news for lesbians who love to listen to books on tape, CD or their MP3 players. Dog Ear Audio is a recording company that records lesbian audio books. They’ve produced some great titles since they started in 2008, but now they’re taking things to a whole new level. Legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian has signed on to record their newest title — all because she was a big fan of the book “When Women Were Warriors” by Catherine M. Wilson. We caught up with Karen Wolfer from Dog Ear Audio to hear more about her company that offers books written and read for lesbians.
Tell me a bit about Dog Ear Audio. What is it and why did you start it?
Dog Ear Audio was founded in 2008 and is the first, and only, exclusively lesbian audio book publisher in the world. When I first discovered lesbian fiction writing many years ago, I was thrilled when three or four print books could be purchased yearly. Now, thankfully, there are more publishers and titles in existence than I could ever have imagined. What did not exist, were these books in audiobook format. When I looked at the brand new sound booth my partner had built for her video production company, it seemed the perfect opportunity to solve this issue of “no lesbian audiobooks”. Audio books are a great form of entertainment for those long commutes, vacation road trips, or just while doing the dishes. To listen to our stories, is even better. And, there’s no need to worry about where we set down our reading glasses.
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