Public vote to find Audible sitcom

Audible.co.uk will tomorrow (7th July) launch This is Your Pilot Speaking!, a public vote to find its first original British sitcom. Listeners will be able to hear five comedy pilots commissioned by Audible Originals. They will then be asked to give the pilots a star rating, with the pilot receiving the highest rating being made into a full series. This is the first time that Audible, which is a subsidiary of Amazon, has commissioned original comedy content in the UK. The pilots involve some of the UK’s best known comedians, including Hugh Dennis and Kevin Eldon. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong economic case for taking VAT off digital publications, report finds

A report conducted by consultancy Frontier Economics has found a "strong" economic case for taking VAT off digital publications in the UK, as permitted under newly agreed European Union rules. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public asked to vote on favourite banned book

A public vote is set to launch this week to find the nation's favourite banned book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2016 Costa Short Story Award: public vote opens

The public vote for the 2016 Costa Short Story Award is now open and three shortlisted stories, selected from over 1,000 entires, are now available to read and listen to from the Costa Book Awards website.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public vote opens for h.Club 100

Canongate c.e.o. Jamie Byng, literary agent Juliet Mushens, Goldsboro Books’ owner David Headley and author Malorie Blackman are among the shortlist for the publishing and writing category of the h.Club 100 campaign to find the most influential and innovative people in the UK’s creative... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Audible Launches Audible Stories for Children and Teens While School is Out

Looking for ways to entertain kids and teens at home? Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free service that offers family-friendly educational and entertaining audiobook content. Continue reading at Book Riot

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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

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[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
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Dover Publications Looks Beyond The Public Domain

Dover will add royalty-paying titles to its large and historically successful catalog of public-domain based works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Oahu Publications, Inc. Launches New Publication

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Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

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Audible Charts: The Foundling adopts the weekly chart top spot

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Andrew Bolt’s column mocking Greta Thunberg breached standards, press watchdog finds

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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

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