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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A grandfather ponders the best books to keep children — and their adults — entertained

The 1980s and ‘90s were a golden age for children’s literature. The best of the bunch feel as fresh as ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-26 13:17:28 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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Looking at books as more than just vessels for information or entertainment

Leah Price’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Books” expands how we view the concept of a book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-05 13:52:39 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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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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London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference in March: Film, Television, Audio

This year's Quantum Conference, the annual curtain-raiser to London Book Fair, picks up on the books-to-film dynamic in content development. The post London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference in March: Film, Television, Audio appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Leading the entertainment pack': UK print book sales rise again

Bestsellers including Michelle Obama’s Becoming cited as reasons for success, with industry voices praising sector for fourth consecutive year of growthFormer first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, which sold more than half a million copies in less than two months, has helped the UK book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: The Audio Boom is Real, Global, and Just Getting Started

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s inaugural Audiobook Conference on Wednesday, experts told attendees that the audio book is indeed a global trend with more growth to come. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Sands Entertainment Focuses on Books, Comics for Black Families

Founded by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel Godoy, this startup publisher focused on releasing comics, chapter books, and picture books aimed at black parents and their children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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May 2018 Audio Books: In the Studio

Blackstone and Disney bring ‘Black Panther’ to audio, Lauren Groff's latest showcases the Sunshine State for Penguin, and more in this month's audio news. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference: Rethinking Business, Rehearing Audio

Much as the afternoon focused on publishing's return to audiobooks as a growth center in the business, London Book Fair's Quantum conference audience was encouraged to review its assumptions. The post London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference: Rethinking Business, Rehearing Audio appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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