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366 Days, 366 Books

News from Slate Magazine: Illustration by Mark Stamaty. Like many of you, I have a nagging problem: I’m not a heroin user. Nor am I a knuckle-cracker, a nail-biter, or a thumb-sucker. I (usually) pay off my credit cards every month. I travel, I see my family, I’m not stressed. And the big three—drinking, dieting, and smoking cessation? I’m good. This is all great for my insurance rates, but not when trying to determine a New Year’s resolution. So what can someone like me do for 2013? Other than tweet a humblebrag on the subject? (I’m no good at New Year’s resolutions … life is too perfect I guess LOL!) I had the same dilemma last year, and my solution, while ingenious, turned out to be quite a challenge. I decided that I would … Read entire article »

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A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 13 + 14

News from TheTyee.ca: A Delinquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 13 + 14 Who killed Grandma? And a meditation on luck. Seventh of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: The War of the Worlds (1898), a science fiction novel by HG Wells, is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist’s adventures in London and the countryside around London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895–97, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, … Read entire article »

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A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 11 + 12

News from TheTyee.ca: A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 11 + 12 Who killed Mom? A suspect is ID’d. And subsequently brought to trial. Sixth of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 5 + 6

News from TheTyee.ca: A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 5 + 6 Wherein Joan Slorance lives — and nearly dies — on the prairies; and later encounters the bouncing football of Fate. Third part of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/ >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Interview: Kaleo Griffith, actor/audio book narrator

News from The Courier-Journal: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our FAQ page to find out how to enable cookies in y……………. continues on The Courier-Journal >>> Read the full article Related News: News from TheTyee.ca: A Deliquent Son’s Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 3 + 4 Wherein Steve Burgess goes to Casablanca but does not meet Ingrid Bergman; and even monsters have back stories. Second part of 11. By Steve Burgess, Today, TheTyee.ca Cover of ‘Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles,’ by Steve Burgess. Login/Register >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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A ‘Game’ worth playing on audiobook

News from Albany Times Union: My introduction to George R.R. Martin‘s fantasy world of Westeros came through HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Yes, I’m late to the game, considering the first novel in Martin’s planned seven-book epic, “A Game of Thrones,” came out in 1996. But the HBO series prompted me to seek out the novel, because the book is always better. And, after reading “A Game of Thrones,” I sought out the audiobook, if only to give me another way of spending more time with the high-born families who are the key players in the game of thrones: the Baratheons of Storm’s End, with Robert the one king over the seven kingdoms that make up Westeros; the Starks of Winterfell, with Eddard, the lord of that vast, cold northern land called upon to … Read entire article »

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Pressed for time to read books? Try audiobooks

News from Business Today: Home /G&G /Living Tech /December 2012 /Story Pressed for time to read books? Try audiobooks Nandagopal Rajan       Edition: continues on Business Today >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Amazon’s Brilliance Audio launches inspirational/self-help publishing division

News from paidContent.org: Amazon’s audiobook company, Brilliance, is expanding with the launch of Grand Harbor Press, a self-help and inspirational publishing division that will release books in print, digital and audio formats. Its first title is by Will Bowen, who previously published two books with Random House’s Doubleday. Amazon’s digital audiobook service Audible gets more attention (and is in the news itself for partnering with the Guardian), but the company also owns another audiobook company, Brilliance Audio. Brilliance has been an audiobook publisher, but now it is expanding: On Tuesday Amazon announced that Brilliance is launching “Grand Harbor Press,” a publishing division that will publish self-help and inspirational titles in print, digital and audio formats. (It draws its nam……………. continues on paidContent.org >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Brilliance Audio Enters Print and E-book Market with New Imprint

News from Publishers Weekly: Another audiobook publisher is getting into the print and e-book business. Brilliance Audio will begin publishing hardcover, trade paperbacks and e-book originals next year under the Grand Harbor Press imprint. Grand Harbor will focus on self-help and inspirational categories and will plans to release 10 titles in its first year. First book to be published under the imprint will be Happy This Year! by Will Bowen set for release April 9. An app to accompany the title will be released early next year. Brilliance, a division of Amazon, described Happy This Year as a “practical yet inspirational work that proposes it’s the inner world of our psyches that determines happiness, not outside forces.” “People are searching for different perspectives on finding happiness, especially at a time when one … Read entire article »

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Talons Audiobook Release Confirmed!

News from Doctor Who UK Webzine: By Meredith Burdett, December 16, 2012 - Merchandise - AudioGO are starting January 2013 off splendidly for Doctor Who fans with the release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang on audio read by none other than Christopher Benjamin. The unabridged story, written by Terrance Ticks and adapted from Robert Holmes’ television story of the same name, was first published in 1977 and has now been given the A……………. continues on Doctor Who UK Webzine >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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