BBC News – 2011-11-04
One hundred years since it was founded, Woman's Weekly now sells 340,000 copies a week, compared to two million back in the fifties. So how has the magazine survived and what impact has it had over the past century?
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Media Week – 2011-10-11
Future Publishing has sold its audio visual titles, Hi-Fi Choice, What Satellite & Digital TV and Home Cinema Choice, to specialist publisher MyHobbyStore.
Poynter. – 2011-09-16
CNW – 2011-09-06
Do you have math notations in your e-learning content that you want your users to be able to listen to? ReadSpeaker creates the online text-to-speech service that gives users better access to courses...
BBC News – 2011-08-17
Booker Prize winning author Graham Swift believes digital publishing could threaten the livelihood of authors in the future because they are being paid too little.
Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07
Cinchcast, whose technology has been used by BlogTalkRadio since 2006, released a cloud-based audio solution for digital publishers.
BBC News – 2011-06-29
Arts editor Will Gompertz's second report into the impact of technology on the publishing industry
BBC News – 2011-06-28
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."
Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-16
The Audio Publishers Association is set to kick off its 14th annual June Is Audiobook Month campaign, designed to celebrate the industry and bring greater awareness of audiobooks. As formats and...
BBC News – 2011-05-03
The Publishers Association have released new figures which explain how much damage ebooks are doing to their paper based alternatives.
Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-14
Washington - Sidney Harman, the audio equipment entrepreneur who in the past eight months acquired Newsweek magazine and merged it with online news site The Daily Beast, died Tuesday night in D.C....
BBC News – 2011-04-07
Author Kate Mosse tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the top 100 books people would pass onto their children or grandchildren.
The Independent – 2011-03-25
Amazon.com on Thursday added books read aloud by celebrities, authors and others to the library of works that can be wirelessly downloaded to the latest generation Kindle electronic readers.
Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-07
Of the 150 titles on HarperCollinss spring audio list, only two are being published on CD; the rest are being released as digital downloads. Although CD sales have been declining in the audio...
Publishers Weekly – 2011-01-11
Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing and Brilliance Audio have started a new imprint, Chicken Soup for the Soul on Brilliance Audio. The imprint will publish and distribute audiobook editions of...
New York Times – 2010-08-03
Sidney Harman, a 91-year-old audio pioneer, will be the new owner of Newsweek, The Washington Post Company announced after a two-and-a-half-month search.
Yahoo – 2010-07-19
# apple The iBooks app 's been updated to not only include support for audio and video content, but to also offer "substantial performance improvements when reading PDFs." The free update appears to...
Broadcast Newsroom – 2009-02-26
Sara Lowe has launched a new company, Faith Audio Center, a publisher/producer of original audio books, with online retail sales only. The company's first title, 'The Unbelievable (but True!) Story...
Macworld – 2008-08-15
Canvastic, the publishing tool for kids in grades K-8, has been updated with audio support.
The Bookseller – 2012-02-21
Hodder & Stoughton will publish an original audio digital short story by bestselling author...
BBC World – 2012-03-14
Rowan Pelling, former editor of Erotic Review and Telegraph Review, and Tom Tivnan, features editor for The Bookseller, discuss the rise in popularity of e-books particularly in genres such as...
Slate – 2012-05-04
In the May issue of the Slate Book Review, Meghan O’Rourke writes about Are You My Mother?, cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s therapy-fueled exploration of her relationship with her mom. Writes...
BBC World – 2012-05-16
Flipboard, the popular social news magazine, starts integrating audio into its app for Apple's hand-held devices.
BBC News – 2012-05-16
Ana Sampson, co-author of The Book Club Bible, tells The World At One's Martha Kearney about the do's and dont's of literary circles.
Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-16
Flipboard wants to be the first magazine with a soundtrack. The company is releasing an update on Tuesday that integrates music-sharing service SoundCloud as well as radio programs from NPR and...
Slate – 2012-06-02
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Are You My Mother?, click the arrow on the player below.
Slate – 2012-06-29
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Fifty Shades of Grey, click the arrow on the player below.
BBC News – 2012-07-06
The mummy porn novel Fifty Shades of Grey has made the subject of sex, fashionable again. Author John Banville, and Rachel Johnson, whose book Shire Hell was the winner of the bad sex in fiction...
BBC News – 2012-10-10
Crime writer Peter James told BBC Radio 5 live he would not blindly trust a producer to turn a book of his into a film.
Slate – 2012-11-30
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of NW, click the arrow on the player below.
The Bookseller – 2013-01-03
Bath-based AudioGO has bought US audiobook publisher Blackstone Audio from founders Craig and...
The Bookseller – 2013-01-08
Faber has launched a series of digital-only poetry e-books being described as "a new way to...
The Bookseller – 2013-01-25
Head of Zeus and AudioGO are to co-publish audiobook versions of titles in light of the audio...
Slate – 2013-02-02
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Pride and Prejudice, click the arrow on the player below.
Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-22
The Economist is considering providing an audio-only subscription, according to Nick Blunden, global digital publisher of the title. The weekly print title, which is also available online and has...
The Bookseller – 2013-03-18
Quercus is collaborating with audio publisher W F Howes to "dramatically increase" the...
Slate – 2013-06-19
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Tenth of December, click the arrow on the player below.
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'.
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.
SacBee – 2013-06-30
Gabra Zackman is a new kind of acting star: She is heard, but unheard-of.
BBC News – 2013-08-05
Tom Spilsbury, editor of the Doctor Who magazine, says of Peter Capaldi: "He just is the doctor".
BBC World – 2013-08-06
It is 200 years since Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published. The BBC's Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.
BBC World – 2013-08-14
A new book about Gandhi says that he was worried about people skim-reading his work in the early 20th century.
BBC World – 2013-08-28
Veteran filmmaker Nicolas Roeg has published a book of memoirs, featuring insights from a career spanning six decades.
BBC News – 2013-08-30
Seamus Heaney was "the head of our poetry community", the poetry editor at his publisher Faber and Faber has said.
BBC World – 2013-09-02
The regulator of commercial radio, Ofcom, is considering a request to block a big take-over of a British radio station because the media group which has bought it publishes a controversial magazine...
The Huffington Post – 2013-09-26
NEW YORK -- Writing a children's book isn't enough for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She's also narrating the audio edition. Spencer's "The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit" comes out Oct. 15. It's...
BBC World – 2013-09-26
Ajay Chowdhury, editor of the James Bond International Fan Club magazine, talks about the 'business of Bond.'
BBC World – 2013-09-26
The niece of James Bond creator Ian Fleming praises author William Boyd for his new 007 novel.
BBC News – 2013-09-30
Founder of the Big Issue John Bird discusses why only 25% of people who pay for the magazine actually take a copy.
BBC World – 2013-10-01
The British Museum is daring to exhibit the most comprehensive exhibition of Japanese Shunga, explicit and erotic paintings, prints and books used historically for education and entertainment.
BBC World – 2013-10-10
Waterstones chief executive James Daunt and critic Alexandra Heminsley discuss the future of the publishing industry on 'Super Thursday'.
BBC World – 2013-10-10
In the world of books, 10 October is Super Thursday - the day many publishing houses release what they hope will be their biggest sellers for the Christmas market. The BBC's Will Gompertz reports.
The Wall Street Journal – 2013-10-11
Damian Lewis narrates an original story about his exiled character's whereabouts.
BBC World – 2013-10-11
Author of Morrissey Dr Gavin Hopps and former literary editor of The Times Erica Wagner, discuss the decision made by Penguin to classify Morrissey's new autobiography as a classic.
The Huffington Post – 2013-10-12
When this week's episode of "Homeland" ends, the story doesn't. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Audible have partnered to bring more "Homeland" to viewers through new audio...
Publishers Weekly – 2013-10-13
Tantor Media’s decision last year to begin publishing print books to augment its audiobook and e-book titles has paid dividends, helping to boost total company sales in a number of ways.
BBC World – 2013-10-22
OUTstanding, a networking group for gay and lesbian business professionals, has published its first top 50 most inspiring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender boardroom professionals in an attempt...
BBC World – 2013-10-24
Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, daughter of the Emir of Qatar, has topped the 2013 Power 100 list from ArtReview Magazine. The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz reports.
BBC News – 2013-11-11
A new book by Mark Forsyth called The Elements of Eloquence examines what makes a beautiful sentence.
BBC News – 2013-11-11
Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train Your Dragon book series, and Greg Childs, former executive producer for CBBC & Cbeebies, discuss the re-introduction of classic children's TV.
BBC – 2013-11-15
Belinda Parmar, founder of technology blog Little Miss Geek, and Lindsay Frankel, assistant editor of Glamour Magazine, debate if women's magazines offer enough technology.
BBC News – 2013-11-18
Steve Tatton, editor of the Income Data Services Executive Compensation Review, and Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit magazine discuss figures that suggest a widening pay gap.
BBC World – 2013-11-20
Ann VanderMeer, who co-edited the The Time Traveller's Almanac, and Ronald Mallett, author of the book The Time Traveller, discuss the appeal of stories about time travel.
Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-06
Diaz adds narration to her body of work and more in this week's audio books news.
The Bookseller – 2013-12-19
Sourcebooks' Put Me in the Story personalised-book series has launched a new 'universal...
BBC World – 2013-12-19
The writer hired to pen a sequel to the 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' trilogy says he will start the new book from scratch.
Slate – 2014-01-10
This month, Dan Kois, David Haglund, and Emily Bazelon discuss James McBride’s National Book Award winner for fiction, The Good Lord Bird. The novel makes a farcical cross-dressing comedy of John...
BBC World – 2014-01-30
Douglas Dodds speaks to the BBC's Will Gompertz about the V&A's decision to publish so-called 'degenerate art' online.
Slate – 2014-02-07
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of The Group, click the arrow on the player below.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-07
All-star cast gathers for ‘Suspicious Incidents’ and more in this month's audio book news.
Fast Company – 2014-02-12
Of all the ways to enjoy a book, minds wander most when we're listening to someone else read it.With so much focus in the publishing world on e-books, you might have missed the recent explosion in...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-07
Accomplished theater and television actress January LaVoy has been steadily building a reputation as an audiobook narrator for the past five years, and in 2013 she was named PW’s Audiobook Narrator...
Slate – 2014-03-08
This month Slate’s Audio Book Club hits the road for a live show at Town Hall Seattle. Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and special guest star Hugh Howey (Wool) discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel of war...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-07
Kay to give the play-by-play of Rivera’s ‘Closer’ and more in this month's audio book news.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-10
Penguin Random House Audio, which was unified under the direction of Amanda D'Acierno in September, announced further promotions and changes in its reporting structure.
BBC – 2014-03-13
Hotelier Lee Quince defends his offer to reimburse school fines if families book holidays with his company in term time.
BBC – 2014-03-25
Prisons minister Jeremy Wright has defended regulations which prevent prisoners being sent books and other items.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-28
Rocketing to the top of this month’s list of bestselling audiobooks—and snatching the #1 spot from the mega-selling Bill O’Reilly—is James Patterson and Mark Sullivan’s Private L.A.
Slate – 2014-04-11
This month, Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Maria Semple’s best-selling comic novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Our critics discuss the novel’s unique...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-11
Danes in the booth for Macmillan and more in this month's audio book news.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-05
Recorded Books Inc. has acquired HighBridge Audio, the audiobook imprint of Workman Publishing.
Slate – 2014-05-09
This month, Dan Kois, Jessica Winter, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Jenny Offill’s slim but potent novel Dept. of Speculation. Does the novel’s bifurcated structure work? Is its theme of the...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-09
Isaacs takes on ‘Night Heron’ and more in this month's audio book news.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-16
Preliminary sales estimates from the Association of American Publishers StatShot program showed that sales of digital downloads of audiobooks rose about 18% in 2013, while sales of physical audio...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-16
Formal training exists for pretty much every artistic discipline.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-16
It’s six p.m., and I’m at John Marshall Media near Times Square in New York City, sitting in the recording booth where Kathleen McInerney has been narrating two audiobooks back-to-back for the...
The Huffington Post – 2014-05-22
This week I talked with Kate Fagan, ESPN columnist and former University of Colorado basketball player, about her new, must-read memoir, The Reappearing Act. This timely book addresses sexual...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-30
Audio publishers are putting their stamp on a bumper crop of titles this season and we’ve gathered together some of our favorite highlights from their forthcoming lists.
BBC – 2014-06-05
Marina Gask and Daisy Buchanan discuss the decline of teen magazines in the digital age.
Slate – 2014-06-06
This month, Dan Kois, Jamelle Bouie, and Emily Bazelon discuss Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about two Nigerians who migrate west: Ifemelu to America, and Obinze to London. Is the...
BBC World – 2014-06-11
Singer Dolly Parton talks about her love of books and what inspired her to start reading. She is embarking on a UK tour and will be playing at Glastonbury music festival.
The Bookseller – 2014-06-19
The UK publishing industry’s first hackathon resulted in a host of fresh ideas in the...
Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-06-20
In the Albany Business Review's weekly edition published today, I wrote about the risks for brands when they play music in their retail locations without proper licensing. I provided a graphic with...
Slate – 2014-07-11
This month, Dan Kois, David Haglund, and New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal discuss My Struggle: Book One, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-book autobiographical epic. Can...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-11
Random House goes Wilde and more in this month's audio book news.
Digiday – 2014-07-14
Digital publishers are moving the battle for audience attention from their eyeballs to their eardrums. The post Publishers give Web articles audio options appeared first on Digiday.
The Bookseller – 2014-07-16
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called...
GigaOM – 2014-07-21
Neil Young isn't the only one pushing high-resolution audio files: Sony's newest $700 Walkman also plays such music and it's reportedly selling well in Japan. There's no timeframe for a U.S. launch...
Slate – 2014-08-08
To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, click the arrow on the player below.
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