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Stephen King to Narrate the Audio Book of The Wind Through The Keyhole: A Dark …

News from Kalkion: Stephen King will read his new audiobook, The Wind Through The Keyhole. it will be the first time in more than a decade that King will narrate a full-length audiobook. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish the book simultaneously with the Scribner hardcover and ebook on April 24, 2012. The audiobook will also contain King reading an exclusive audio preview his upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep, the eagerly-awaited sequel to his classic, The Shining, to be published in 2013. “I’ve spent a lot of time with the character of Roland Deschain and the Dark Tower universe over the years. Now that I am revisiting that world, it felt like a fine time to lend it my voice,” said King. The last time King recorded a full audiobook was his 2000 memoir, … Read entire article »

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Audio books at World Book Fair

News from Zee News: New Delhi: No time to read? No worries you can always ‘listen’ to your favourite book while cooking, jogging, driving or even when out buying groceries, thanks to a range of audio books that have been available in the country for some time now. Audio versions of about hundred fiction and non-fiction books have been featured as part of the ongoing World Book fair 2012 by audio book brand Reado. From “Peter Pan” to “Jungle Book” and subjects ranging from waistline reduction to confidence boosting, there is much to choose for “book-listeners”. The 100 titles available range from children stories, popular contemporary fiction and classics, to health, self-help and books on business. Reado’s CEO & Co-Founder Sumit Suneja says the idea to bring these audio books came from … Read entire article »

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Revisit storytelling with audio books

News from Business Line: New Delhi, Feb. 27:  India appears to be making a return to the oral storytelling tradition, with a small beginning in the audio-book market stimulating consumer appetite. Eighteen-month-old audio-book brand Reado has already notched up a century in downloadable audio books, and is getting set for more. Says Reado’s CEO & Co-Founder, Sumit Suneja: “We believe the future of reading is listening. Audio-books are a $ 7-billion market globally. In India, it is still in the nascent stage. In the next five years, going by the global trend, it should stand around $ 500 million.” Target reader Reado retails its audio books from over 200 stores across India. It online retailing is through flipkart.com, snapdeal.com, infibeam.com. It also sells at such leading books stores as Crossword, Landmark, Reliance Time … Read entire article »

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Record-A-Thon reaches out to coaches, volunteers

News from Red and Black: Employees and volunteers at the Georgia’s Learning Ally studio hope to make a big difference in a small way. The organization’s annual Record-A-Thon – where book enthusiasts and special guests alike record audio books benefitting disabled students – is back. Eleanor Cotton, production director for the event, is excited to partake in the next chapter. As part of its Record-A-Thon 2012, Georgia’s Learning Ally has gathered a group of local volunteers, including students and coaches, to record audio books for disable students. EVAN STICHLER/Staff “It’s our 17th annual [Record-A-Thon], so we’re very proud of that,” she said. “In the past couple of years we’ve done [the event] in conjunction with the NEA’s ‘Read Across America.’ We record each day during business hours — 24 hours a day. Volunteer UGA is … Read entire article »

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New website for audio books launched at World Book Fair

News from Zee News: New Delhi: Reado, a website of one of India`s biggest audio books company, Think Ink Media Inc, was launched Saturday at the World Book Fair 2012 with 100-plus leading book titles which have been converted into downloadable audio books. An offshoot of Eagle Home Entertainment, Reado retails its audio books from over 200 stores across India which includes online retailing through Flipkart.com and leading books stores like Crossword, Landmark, Reliance Time Out, Om Book Shop, Media Mart and WHSmith. Some of popular audio book titles available for download in the fiction segment includes ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ by Amish, ‘Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas’ by Madhuri Banerjee` and ‘God Save the Dork’ by Sidin Vadukut. Reado`s CEO and co-founder, Sumit Suneja said: “We believe the future of … Read entire article »

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New Audio Books for Visually Impaired at Library

News from I on Stratford: New Audio Books for Visually Impaired at Library Posted by: i on Stratford Staff  Tags: CNIB,Stratford Public Library  Posted date:  February 23, 2012  |  No comment Reading has become easier for those that are visually impaired in Stratford. CNIB “DAISY” audio books are now available at the Stratford Public Library. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a global standard and is the ‘next generation’ audio format for people who are blind or visually impaired, providing a better talking book experience. These enhanced, unabridged recorded books can be loaned to any person who has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical, or learning disability. You can search CNIB Daisy on the on-line catalogue on the library’s >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Learn about e-readers and audio books

News from Mail Tribune: February 22, 2012 The Jackson County libraries will host demonstrations on how to use a variety of electronic book readers, or “e-readers.” One session will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Medford branch, 205 S. Central Ave. A second session will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Ashland branch, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. “Find out how your e-reader works with library software and how to use it to access thousands of books anytime,” a statement in a news release said. “Demonstrations will show how to use the library to get the most out of your device.” An introductory session giving an overview of the library’s Library2Go program will also be offered, followed by time for questions and one-on-one help. Call 541-774-8679 for more information. Reader … Read entire article »

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Contra Costa libraries on overdrive trying to meet demands for e-books

News from San Jose Mercury News: You can get the latest from John Lescroart or Debbie Macomber on your e-reader free from the Contra Costa Library, but you’ll have to wait. On Tuesday, the waiting list for the digital version of Lescroart’s “Damage” was 14 readers deep. The e-line for Macomber’s “Sandpiper Way” was at 49. With checkout times of seven or 14 days, it could be summer before either book was delivered to your Kindle, iPad or other device. There are approximately 1,500 e-books and a similar number of audio books available online from the library, and they’re flying off the virtual shelves. Of the nearly 3,000 e-books and audio books titles online, 2,558 were checked out this week, said library Information Systems Project Manager Paula MacKinnon. The good news is many patrons … Read entire article »

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First Assamese Audio Book ‘Bhraman Birati’

News from Times of Assam: By- Correspondent | Date- February 19, 2012 Bhraman Birati literary means a break in a journey and it is the title of the first Assamese Audio Book which was released recently. It was released through internet by www.enajori.com, which is dedicated to Assamese literature and culture. The audio book is an anthology of 34 Assamese poems, where some distinguished individuals contributed literary creations and voices. Dr Birendranath Datta, who is known for his scholarly writings and unparallel composition and singing, has contributed a poem for this audio book. Interestingly this is his only serious poem which he has been writing for a decade and has read the poem in his own voice. The former President of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Dr Datta also read two poems written by Dr Bhabendra … Read entire article »

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BH Interview: ‘Twilight’ Audio Book Narrator Ilyana Kadushin – The Saga’s …

News from Big Hollywood: Think “Twilight” and you’ll probably conjure thoughts of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, the actors who bring the saga’s characters to life on the big screen. But to readers who prefer the audio book versions of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels, lyana Kadushin is as big a star as the aforementioned celebrities. Big Hollywood checked in with Kadushin to find out more about being the voice of the “Twilight” audio book series and her various artistic projects. Christian Toto: Your online bio recalls how you would narrate stories into a recorder as a child. Did your family embrace your artistic side? Did they suspect it would blossom into not just a hobby but a career? Ilyana Kadusin: My family has always been incredibly supportive and inspired by my creative path, … Read entire article »

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