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‘Surreal immediacy’: how a 1,000-page novel became a 45-hour audiobook

Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport has attracted much attention for its length, but one publisher believes the spoken word might be its perfect mediumFinishing a good book should leave you feeling bereft for a little while, but it’s rare to leave a novel with your brain vibrating at a different... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-28 14:00:18 UTC ]
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Audio is publishing’s new star as sales soar across genres

Top thriller writer opts to publish solely in spoken-word format as demand risesWriters are turning to the spoken word as their preferred medium, encouraged by a boom in audiobook sales that is transforming publishing.This weekend, audio publisher Audible, owned by Amazon, released an audiobook... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scroobius Pip podcast tie in to Octopus

​Cassell Illustrated - part of the Octopus Publishing Group - has commissioned a book tie-in to the Distraction Pieces Podcast series, hosted by spoken word and hip-hop recording artist Scroobius Pip. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audiobooks are booming – and now there’s a chart to prove it

The Bookseller’s inaugural top 20 list, led by print bestsellers, is notable for the absence of children’s titles“Listen to any good books on your holidays?” is a question that soon might not sound so weird. More and more of us are downloading audiobooks, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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