Audiobook reviews: Authors take the mic

The oral tradition has been a part of the human condition for as long as we have been communicating. If you lost your audience after the first hour of “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” you could forget about a return engagement. Authors now sit in comfy studios and need not memorize their stories. But can... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why this author is taking a stand against Amazon’s audiobook monopoly

Famed writer and activist Cory Doctorow is selling the audio version of his upcoming book via Kickstarter to sidestep the walled garden of Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible. When science fiction writer and activist Cory Doctorow releases his new novel, Attack Surface, next month, you’ll be... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-09-12 09:00:52 UTC ]
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Behind the Mic: On Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, Read by the Authors

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. The hosts of the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast are warm, open, and matter-of-fact narrators... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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6 of the Best Audiobooks by Canadian Women Authors

We're giving away a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble. To enter, just sign up for our Giveaways newsletter ... Continue reading at Book Riot

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Where to Find the Best Audiobook Reviews Online

One audiobook listener scoured the internet and came up with this list of the best websites offering good audiobook reviews. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-23 10:34:10 UTC ]
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Nearly half of all book reviews in Australia in 2018 were of works by female authors

Stella Count researchers say gender parity reached by most publicationsResearchers have praised most Australian publications for reaching gender parity in their book review sections last year.Of published book reviews in Australia in 2018 49% were for books written by women, according to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-18 18:00:08 UTC ]
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Kate Atkinson calls authors reviewing their peers a 'callous art'

British novelist who recently published latest book Transcription says she tries not to read bad reviewsThe literary world is packed with novelists reviewing the books of their colleagues but it is not something Kate Atkinson would do, calling it a “callous art”. Related: Drawn from life: why... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut author Teo hits back after Ponti review

A debut author has hit back after her novel was criticised in an Observer review, which has become the focus of a debate on social media. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Midlist authors plug big-brand gap in 2017 review

In 2017 the marginal growth was propelled not by breakout bestsellers, but by undervalued—perhaps literally—midlist writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Book Awards Announce New Honors for Illustrators, Authors, Audiobooks

British Book Award organizers have added an Author of the Year and Illustrator of the Year honor to the list of 'Nibbies,' as well as a new audiobook category to the Books of the Year division.  The post British Book Awards Announce New Honors for Illustrators, Authors, Audiobooks appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review of 2015: Donaldson is top author, extends record run

Recent reports about a widening disparity between the earnings of authors at the top of the charts and those at the bottom of the food chain are borne out in 2015’s figures—but the story is far from black and white. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bestselling author Alice Hoffman's children's book, 'Nightbird,' receives mostly positive reviews

Hoffman's book tells the story of a girl whose family had a curse placed upon them and whose town is fearful of what they believe to be a monster living in their midst. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Bestselling author Erik Larson garners rave reviews for his upcoming book 'Dead Wake'

'Wake' centers on the sinking of the British ship the Lusitania in 1915. The book will be released on March 10. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Review of the Year: Authors - A broad spectrum

The robust children’s market in 2014 has been the main theme of The Bookseller’s Review of the Year features, and it is driven home in our look at last year’s bestselling authors. The top 50 writers are once again eclipsed by the shadow of the Gruffalo, with the mighty Julia Donaldson taking... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Audible to pay authors $1 per audiobook sale

Amazon is paying authors $1 for every audiobook they sell if they sign up to its Audible Author... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agent Peter Cox offers 'impartial' review of author contracts

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Are Self-Published Authors Still Indie Authors?

The publishing landscape is rapidly changing—as is the way self-published authors are viewed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'New York Times Book Review' Adds Excerpts to Digital Reviews

The 'New York Times Book Review' will now add excerpts from the first chapter of books being reviewed to a select number of reviews it publishes digitally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive

In a copyright flare-up, California's Internet Archive finds itself on the wrong side of the English-speaking world's two largest author trade organizations. The post Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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