AUDIO: Are traditional books doomed?

Sara Lloyd, Pan Macmillan: "The basic process of writing will stay quite stable, but the authors who will do particularly well are ones who think about how to build a digital audience." Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2011-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Nikki Giovanni’s slightly raspy, slightly sibilant voice draws listeners into Make Me Rain,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-27 11:56:49 UTC ]
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Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-15 10:10:52 UTC ]
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COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2020-11-11 10:35:53 UTC ]
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As Covid-19 Cases Surge, PRH Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries, Schools

Penguin Random House executives this week confirmed that the publisher is extending its "temporary" digital license terms for e-books and digital audio in libraries and schools through March 31, 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The National Book Award 5 Under 35 Honorees on Audio

Listen to the audiobooks by this year's National Book Award 5 Under 35 honorees, all of which are women of color! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-03 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

Terms of sale first enacted in March to help librarians during the Covid-19 crisis will now run through the end of the year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Do You Translate a Comic Book Into Audio? Ask Neil Gaiman

In a new audio production, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen and a full cast give voice to “The Sandman.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-15 15:00:03 UTC ]
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E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:30:27 UTC ]
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ACE gives libraries £151k for e-books and audio

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced a £151,000 investment into library services to buy e-books and digital audio products. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 23:20:53 UTC ]
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PRH Audio partners with comic book publisher Rebellion

Penguin Random House UK has announced a new partnership between its audio division and Rebellion, a publisher of comic books, fiction and video games, in response to increasing demand for science fiction audio. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 22:09:16 UTC ]
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Settlement agreed upon in audio book captions lawsuit

Book publishers and the leading audio book producer-distributor have agreed to a settlement in their copyright lawsuit Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2020-01-14 18:03:19 UTC ]
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Puffin books join children's audio platform Yoto

Books from Puffin authors Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney are to be made available for purchase on Yoto, an audio platform for children that plays content using smart cards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-01 14:08:31 UTC ]
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A blind heroine rules this audio comic book written for a blind audience

Blind magician Chad Allen has entertained audiences for 20 years at Hollywood's Magic Castle. His latest trick: an audio comic book whose heroine does battle in Trump's America. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-08-26 14:00:59 UTC ]
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S&S Changes Library E-book, Digital Audio Terms

S&S officials confirmed that as of August 1, public libraries will be able to license S&S e-books for two-year terms, on a one copy/one user model, with most “new release” e-books priced between $38.99 and $52.99. Previously, S&S e-books were sold on one-year licenses, though at a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Expo Leadership Roundtable talks audio and diversity

Women dominated the opening Leadership Roundtable at Book Expo, as the panel suggested audio is no longer a competitive format and called for greater diversity in publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-30 21:39:50 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle now supports Traditional Chinese books 現在有傳統的中文書籍支持

Amazon's e-ink Kindle-reader devices, Fire tablets, and the associated ebook service are wildly popular. Competitor devices, such as the Nook from Barnes and Noble, simply don't compare. Is it worrying that Amazon essentially has a stranglehold on the digital book market? I suppose, but look, no... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2019-05-24 17:33:08 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books Creates New Audio Unit

Chronicle Books is partnering with Hachette Audio to create audiobooks that, for the first time, will be marketed under the Chronicle Books brand. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio books that entertain and illuminate

From Toni Morrison to Wild Bill Hickok, from animal rescuers to cultural travelers, March audio releases offer a stimulating listening experience.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Traditional Book Business Drags Down Wiley in Q3

In the Wiley publishing segment, the company reported that educational publishing revenue dropped 23% compared to last year’s third quarter, while STM and professional publishing revenue fell 20%. Overall sales for the company dropped 1%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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