Before founding Audible, Donald Katz was a journalist and author for 20 years. His work won a National Magazine Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and other prizes.
Don wrote The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears (1987), Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America (1992) and Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World (1994). Don also served as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, and Worth. A two-volume collection of Don’s magazine stories, King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories and Valley of the Fallen and Other Places, was published in 2001.
- Home Fires, 1992 & 2014
- The Big Store, 1987
- Just Do It, 1994
- The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories, 2001
- The Valley of the Fallen and Other Places, 2001