Tag: Audible

News & Notes – 9/28/2019

News & Notes – 9/28/2019

Bookish News In New Filing, Audible Lawyers Insist ‘Captions’ Copyright Case Should Be Tossed (Publishers Weekly) $625,000 [MacArthur] ‘genius grants’ go to Ocean Vuong and six other writers (The Guardian) The others are Emily Wilson, Linda Barry, Jeffrey Miller, Saidiya Hartman, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Valeria Luiselli. Worth Reading/Viewing Why… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/24/2019

News & Notes – 8/24/2019

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News The 2019 Hugo Awards were presented Sunday, Aug. 18 at Worldcon in Dublin, Ireland. Among the winners are The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Best… Read more »

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News & Notes – 7/16/16

News & Notes – 7/16/16

NeilNews & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Carla Hayden approved as new Librarian of Congress (NPR) Barnes & Noble to Sell Self-Published Books in Stores. As in, actual print copies. There are… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/14/16

News & Notes – 5/14/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Federalist Paper #2 surfaces. The John Jay manuscript, thought missing since the 1890s, was discovered among the documents of the Brooklyn Historical Society. (New York Times)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/02/16

News & Notes – 4/02/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist is up for 2016  Audible Celebrates April Fool’s Day with the Encyclopedia (GalleyCat, with Soundcloud clips; download at Audible.com)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/30/13

News & Notes – 11/30/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Today is Small Business Saturday, and author Sherman Alexie is asking book nerds to… Read more »

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Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Years ago, the only “books on tape” were produced for the visually-impaired.  Then someone got figured out that there might be a market for audio recordings of books, and the audiobook was born.  Audiobooks have been gaining in popularity over the last decade or so, in part because of the… Read more »

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