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Most Popular Audiobook Service: Audible

News from LifeHacker India: Finding time to listen to audiobooks is easy-almost as easy as it is to find great audiobooks to listen to. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best audiobook services and put them to a vote. Now it’s time to highlight your favorite. Unsurprisingly, the juggernaut in the category took the crown. Audible, an Amazon company, took the top spot by a wide margin with over 70% of the votes cast. No surprise there-many of you noted that you didn’t even know there were other robust audiobook services-although several of you said you were happy to check out the alternatives. Second place went to another……………. continues on LifeHacker India >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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A Loophole In Audible Allows Anyone To Download Unlimited Audio Books For …

News from Business Insider: Nick Carter/Flickr A teenager in India has discovered a major loophole in Amazon-owned audio book retailer Audible that allows anyone to download an unlimited amount of audi……………. continues on Business Insider >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Chicago Tribune: The Secret Place, by Tana French, read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson, 20:34, Penguin Audio, $ 50 The narration of “The Secret Place,” a police procedural about a boy’s murder on the grounds of a privileged girls school in suburban Dublin, proves a near-perfect vehicle for Tana French’s newest entry in her Dublin Murder Squad series. Stephen Hogan, who voiced French’s 2012 “Broken Harbor,” creates a likable Detective Stephen Moran, an ambitious officer hoping to use this case to vault him into the murder … Read entire article »

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Audible Releases John Scalzi’s New Audiobook Lock In, Performed by Wil …

News from MarketWatch: HEADLINE2Two Versions, Two Actors, One Thrilling Story NEWARK, N.J., Aug 26, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the simultaneous release of two brilliant performances of New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi’s new thriller, Lock In. The story of Chris, an FBI agent and victim of a mass contagion resulting in a fully functioning mind locked in a non-functioning body, is a gender-bending tale in which Scalzi never identifies the character as male or female. To address this ambiguity, Audible Studios produced two entirely different recordings of the book. Listeners can enjoy the narration of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory star Wil Wheaton; of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and … Read entire article »

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Got Audiobook? Audible CEO Katz on the Rewards of Listening to Literature

News from Forbes: >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” by Joshua Ferris places before the reader a singularly unhappy protagonist: A dentist named Paul J. O’Rourke, who has a successful practice on Park Avenue in Manhattan and lives in an apartment with a lovely view in Brooklyn, and yet is awash in ennui and misanthropism. O’Rourke is a cynic and a Luddite who decries everyone’s dependence on their iPads and “me machines,” which his entire staff and virtually all his clients seem to be barely able to pry their hands off regardless of what’s going on in the dental chair. He’s such a committed Red Sox fan that he records every game on a separate tape and is still suffering from the reverberations of … Read entire article »

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Try An Audible Free Trial And Claim Your Free Audiobook

News from Londonist: 5 June 2014 | Books & Poetry | By: Sponsor This is a sponsored article on behalf of Audible. Have you tried Audible yet? New users can try the service over a 30 day free trial and down……………. continues on Londonist >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Audible Releases a Free Audiobook of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Random House Children’s Books Matches First Book Donations Mediabistro Course Learn the basics of the most popular spreadsheet software in our upcoming Microsoft Excel 101 course, taught by a 15-year Excel veteran! In this four-session course, instructor Jenn Shaw will review basic formatting, calculations, and charts, helping you to create useful worksheets, budgets, and more.  >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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World War Z on Audible – Audiobook Review

News from Cult Hub Magazine: As World War Z the film starring Brad Pitt nears the end of post production, eyes are looking towards the novel it’s based on, because as everyone knows the books are always better. Audible have produced World War Z the unabridged audiobook and gone to town with it. Author Max Brooks, who also wrote The Zombie Survival Guide, looks in depth into how a zombie apocalypse actually affects humanity, society, politics and infrastructure. He dispels the myths that other writers often overlook and paints a terrifying image of zombies and how humanity struggle to cope with their new enemy. World War Z the audio book by Audible features not just one, but 17! voice actors each playing a different character. Typically, what happens in audiobooks is one voice actor p……………. … Read entire article »

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Amazon Whispersync for Voice Syncs Audible Books With Kindle Books

News from Gotta Be Mobile: Amazon finally has a way for readers to sync their audiobooks between devices, and even sync audiobooks with ebooks for a better reading experience. The new Whispersync for Voice syncs the location of an Audible audiobook through the service’s mobile apps. The feature makes it easy for users with multiple devices sync their location in an audiobook without having to seek through the files themselves. It’s great for listening to books on a tablet then syncing the location and picking it up again on a smartphone. Whispersync for Voice does more than just sync audiobooks between devices, however, it also syncs the location of Kindle Books. Users can now sync their location between the Audible and Kindle version of select books easily. The service works automatically, or users … Read entire article »

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Amazon-owned Audible: Hey Authors, Want $20 Million?

News from TIME: The Amazon-owned digital audiobooks site Audible.com is launching a new program, “Audible Author Services,” that pays audiobook authors $ 1 per sale through Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and iTunes, out of a $ 20 million fund. The audiobook publishers do not receive any of the funds. To sign up, authors must make their titles available as audiobooks through Audible.com. (Audible encourages them to do this via ACX, the audiobook rights marketplace it launched last year.) Once they enroll their books in the program, Audible says, they will: Receive an honorarium of $ 1 per unit sold at Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and iTunes, and increase awareness of their book in audio format; [LHO note: Downloads via subscriptions count as sales] Obtain samples and links from Audible for use in social media, blogs, or on their websites … Read entire article »

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Audible to pay authors $1 per audiobook sale

News from The Bookseller: 13.04.12 | Lisa Campbell Amazon is paying authors $ 1 for every audiobook they sell if they sign up to its Audible Author Services—but publishers will not get a slice of the pie. Audible will announce at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference on Sunday (15th April) that it has set up a $ 20m (£12.6m) fund for authors who sign up to participate in its Author Services Programme, which will give them access to the company’s marketing and merchandising teams. However, since the $ 1 per unit payment is an “honorarium”, a direct payment from Amazon to author, publishers will not receive a share of the money. As for agents, that is at authors’ “discretion”. Amazon claims Audible.co.uk is “the UK’s largest provider of digital audiobooks … Read entire article »

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