News & Notes – November 14, 2020

November 14, 2020 News & Notes 3

News & Notes: Coronavirus Edition

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing/Checking Out

(not all book-related)

Books, Movies, and TV

  • Chirp Audiobooks reviewed. Book Riot’s Emily Martin gives Chirp a thumbs-up. For what it’s worth, so do I. So far, my experiences with Chirp have been good. I’ve bought five books from them, all at bargain prices, and downloaded listened to three via the app, with no technical problems. They’re generally the same books available from Audible or elsewhere.
  • Dash & Lily Team Celebrates the Strand Bookstore (Shelf Awareness)

3 Responses to “News & Notes – November 14, 2020”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Huh, I hadn’t heard of Chirp for audiobooks before. Thanks for the tip! I’ve recently cancelled my Audible subscription and was planning on picking up, but I think I’ll add both Chirp and as my new audiobook services and see what I end up liking best about each of them.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have an Audible account, but only for books I buy through Amazon; I don’t have an Audible subscription. Sometimes you can get the Kindle & add the Audible for cheaper than you can purchase the Audible book by itself (without a subscription) — and the benefit is, they sync. But and Chirp both offer really good sales; I have an account with each.