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Quercus partners with W F Howes on audio

The Bookseller – 2013-03-18

Quercus is collaborating with audio publisher W F Howes to "dramatically increase" the...
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Will we suffer being read to by an automated voice?

Guardian – 2013-03-31

iSpeech could dramatically cut the cost of audiobooks. Shame the reading voice sounds like a bus announcementLast week iSpeech, a text-to-speech startup, announced that it had acquired its first publishing client: Pearson. Claiming "the most...
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W F Howes launches two imprints

The Bookseller – 2013-04-09

Audiobook publisher WF Howes Ltd is launching two new imprints, increasing its output to around...
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New audiobooks of Evelyn Waugh, George Saunders, Robin Sloan, Sherwood Anderson

The Washington Post – 2013-04-24

In concert with the release of Evelyn Waugh’s works as e-books, Hachette presents audio versions of most of them read by an array of accomplished narrators. Among them are Simon Prebble and Christian Rodska reading Waugh’s great World War II...
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David Sedaris has a pleasingly strange voice

Salon.com – 2013-04-26

The brilliant essayist already writes for the listener, which makes his new audiobook yet another triumph
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New York Times' Google Glass App Reads Stories to You

AdWeek – 2013-04-27

The New York Times is one of the initial major publishers to unveil a Google Glass app, which will allow the currently scant number of users of the wearable device to access stories on the go. The app's audio component reads headlines and story...
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Ringo Starr Publishing 'Octopus's Garden' Kids' Book

Yahoo! News – 2013-06-12

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Ringo Starr is developing quite the second career as a literary mogul. First came news that the former Beatle is releasing an interactive book of photos from his days with the iconic group. And now...
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A Wondrously Simple, Tactile Comic Book For The Blind

Fast Company – 2013-06-12

Philipp Meyer re-envisions the comic book in a Braille-like format. His simple story uses basic shapes but packs an emotional punch. Comics, by nature, depend on visual storytelling. Philipp Meyer, an industrial design student at Potsdam’s...
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Penguin channels audiobook growth

The Bookseller – 2013-06-17

Penguin Children’s is planning to build on audiobook sales growth, as it launches a new...
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The Audio Book Club on Tenth of December 

Slate – 2013-06-19

To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Tenth of December, click the arrow on the player below. 
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Blurring The Line Between Book And App

Fast Company – 2013-06-21

Why does HarperCollins need a VP of Innovation? Ana Maria Allessi, who holds that very title, tells us about a future in which books look a lot like apps. Ana Maria Allessi is somewhat of an oddity, for someone who’s worked at a publishing...
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AUDIO: Should adults read children's books?

BBC News – 2013-06-25

Jennie Bristow, associate fellow at the University of Kent, says grown-ups read children's books because they feel 'disenchanted with adult culture'.
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AUDIO: 'Gandolfini was lightning in a bottle'

BBC World – 2013-06-20

Variety Magazine's Jon Weisman remembers James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, who has died at the age of 51.
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Audio books give actors career-changing roles

SacBee – 2013-06-30

Gabra Zackman is a new kind of acting star: She is heard, but unheard-of.
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20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Guardian – 2013-07-01

Mr Shingu's Paper Zoo, DuckDuckGo Search & Stories, Rockpack, Timeline WW1 with Dan Snow, Justin's World – Lettersounds, Weathertron and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.It...
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Audible for Android gets design overhaul, improved library management and more

Engadget – 2013-07-13

Amazon knows that although a number people prefer (or need, in some cases ) audio over visuals to absorb published works, it's still very important to provide a pleasant experience on the design front. In light of this, the Audible Android app has...
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Does Anyone Want To Listen To The News Anymore?

Fast Company – 2013-07-15

In June, we started embedding audio into a select group of Co.Labs articles as part of an experiment with the startup SpokenLayer. We theorized that adding audio to some articles would increase the time spent on site for those articles, as well as...
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How Amazon Became the King of Audiobooks

The Atlantic – 2013-07-17

Recorded books are now a billion-dollar business, which Amazon dominates perhaps like none other.    
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Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions

Engadget – 2013-07-17

Microsoft sits between a rock and a hard place when it comes to privacy -- it can't reveal more about FISA requests, but it's also accused of assisting with NSA eavesdropping. The company is trying to settle both matters today, starting with a call...
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AUDIO: 'We just know he is brilliant already'

BBC News – 2013-08-05

Tom Spilsbury, editor of the Doctor Who magazine, says of Peter Capaldi: "He just is the doctor".
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