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HEMET: Local woman up against Meryl Streep for audiobook award

News from Press-Enterprise: HEMET: Local woman up against Meryl Streep for audiobook award Pin It 1 of 2 More Galleries Carla Mercer-Meyer of Hemet, surrounded by her family, has been nominated for an Audie Award for her audiobook narration work. , PHOTO COURTESY CARL……………. continues on Press-Enterprise >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Chicago Tribune: Posted By Marianne Ryan, Community Contributor 11:32 a.m. CDT, May 29, 2014 Interested in how audiobooks are made? Learn about the challenges for narrators and publishers in bringing great titles to life as well as some secrets about audio publishing in “Behind the Headphones”: A Dialogue with Audiobook Professionals at the Indian Prairie Public Library on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. Audiobook narrator Tavia Gilbert, a six-time Audie nominee and multiple AudioFile Earphones and Parent’s Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, … Read entire article »

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A Caddyshack Alum on Surviving the Tumultuous Audiobook Industry

News from Wired: Photo: Sheila Roberts Orlando I met my doppelganger late one evening in March, when he began posting odd comments on my Facebook page. “Happy to know you, sir, and to know more about humor, that zany engine that propels me through life,” he wrote on my timeline. He followed up with an instant message asking me how to pronounce certain words in Swahili. His name is Peter Berkrot, and he was the audiobook narrator assigned to read a book I co-authored called The Humor Code: A Global Search fo……………. continues on Wired >>> Read the full article Related News: News from The Courier-Journal: Mark Kennedy, Associated Press; 8:26 a.m. EDT May 23, 2014 Richard Armitage narrates the new “Hamlet.”(Photo: AP) NEW YORK – The hero of a new audiobook is introduced … Read entire article »

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Friday Freebies: audiobook, dog care and free coffee – KARE

News from Friday Freebies: audiobook, dog care and free coffee – KARE: >>> Read the full article Related News: Video Rating: 4 / 5 … Read entire article »

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NoveList Plus Incorporates Audiobook Recommendations

News from InfoToday.com: Weekly News Digest May 15, 2014 — In addition to this week’s NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. CLICK HERE to view all of this week’s Weekly News Digest items. NoveList Plus Incorporates Audiobook Recommen……………. continues on InfoToday.com >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Lea Michele Releases ‘Brunette Ambition’ Audio Book

News from Broadway World: Glee star Lea Michele recently turned to Twitter to share her excitement over recording the audio version of her new memoir titled ‘Brunette Ambition’. The book is available today, May 13, 2014. “Just finished my #BrunetteAmbition audio book!” tweeted Michele.”That was a LOT of reading! I’m so proud of this book! Can’t wait till May!” The official description of BRUNETTE AMBITION is as follows: “The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences……………. continues on Broadway World >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Burlington Times News: Published: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:03 AM. COMMENTARY With summer coming up and many families planning their summer road trips, you may be wondering how to keep yourself and/or your children sane on the long car ride.Of course there are … Read entire article »

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NoveList Adds Audiobook Recommendations

News from Library Journal: Readers’ advisory resource NoveList will now offer audiobook recommendations through NoveList Plus. The new audiobook features include lists of recommended titles and listen-alike recommendations. Users can browse or search for audiobook information and will have search options by length of audio, format, and audio characteristics. Listeners will also be able to access audio samples and read reviews from trusted professional review sources. As part of the release, NoveList developed new appeal language to help describe the unique characteristics of audiobooks. Descriptive terms such as “sound effects,” “read by the author,” or “folksy,” help librarians determine whether an audiobook is one their patrons will enjoy. NoveList also uses the terms to help create listen-alike recommendations. NoveList vice president Duncan Smith said that the inclusion of audiobooks fills a need for … Read entire article »

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Very important Info on voice over for audio books

News from The Jewish Week: Sorry, no content was found at the requested path – it’s possible that you’ve requested this page in error. It happens. You can use the search form below, or go to our home page. ……………. continues on The Jewish Week >>> Read the full article Related News: News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Scholastic Introduces Summer Reading Challenge NEXT >> Dan Lubart Joins Hachette as SVP Mediabistro Course Our brand new boot camp, Book Promotion & Publicity  starts July 10! In this intensive boot camp, you will learn the publicity skills needed to ensure a succe……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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Jane Green on (not awfully) narrating her own audio books

News from USA TODAY: “Tempting Fate” by Jane Green.(Photo: St. Martin’s Press) SHARE 2 CONNECT EMAILMORE Jane Green, author of Tempting……………. continues on USA TODAY >>> Read the full article Related News: News from allvoices: The merry, merry month of May is upon us, bringing not only fresh appreciation of springtime but tangible anticipation of summer road trips fueled by gas that always seems to be at its most expensive just when it’s time to fill up for the big journey. This column doesn’t offer any ideas on how to beat higher fuel costs, but it does address another crucial aspect of traveling long hours on the American highways and byways: Having plenty of good audio material along for the ride. Road trips come in many varieties. Some come with fidgety kids. Some include … Read entire article »

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Germany slashes audiobook VAT, pushes for e-books cut

News from The Bookseller: 01.05.14 | Lisa Campbell The German government has cut VAT on audiobooks to 7%, and the rate on e-books might soon follow. The decision was made by the German coalition government’s executive board on Tuesday (29th April) and means audiobook sellers will be able to charge less for the product now the VAT rate has been slashed from its previous 19%. The German ministry of culture is also pushing for the same 7% VAT rate to apply to e-books in the country at European Union level. Print books currently attract a 7% VAT in Germany, so the decision, if made, would make e-books and print books equal as far as VAT is concerned. The German government’s executive board’s decision read: “Due to rapidly advancing digitisation we insist on a rapid implementation … Read entire article »

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?Love & Common Sense? By Dr. James Jackson, Now an Audiobook

News from Broadway World: Evergreen, Colorado Dr. James Jackson, international economic consultant and humanitarian has completed narration of his award winning book “Love & Common Sense” for Brook Forest Voices, audiobook producer and publisher. “Love & Common Sense” was released April 15, 2014. was recognized by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) as the 2013 Gold Medal recipient in the Travel category, and as the 2013 Bronze Medal recipient in the Non-Fiction category. “Love & Common Sense”, a compilation of 70 short stories, could easily be categorized as just a travel book, but it’s so much more. These stories are a blend of business……………. continues on Broadway World >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Broadway World: Evergreen, Colorado Arizona-based author, Rico Austin, has agreed with audiobook producer and publisher … Read entire article »

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