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Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard

News from NPR: i Alexandru Petrea/iStockphoto.com Alexandru Petrea/iStockphoto.com In recent years while e-books were plowing their way through the publishing industry like a big noisy steam engine, audiobooks were chugging along in the background like the Little Engine That Could. These days, that sometimes overlooked segment of the book business is growing at a rapid pace and the industry is looking for new ways to catch listeners’ ears. Robin Whitten, editor and founder of Audiofile magazine began writing about audiobooks in 1992. Back then, few people had ever heard of them. Now they’re a $ 1 billion industry with more than 35,000 titles published in 2013 alone…………….. continues on NPR >>> Read the full article Related News: News from The Providence Journal: We see outsiders from the inside in this pair of excellent … Read entire article »

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Audiobook memoirs come to life in author’s voice

News from STLtoday.com: Reading a memoir is pleasant, entertaining, enlightening or all three. But reading is nothing like hearing a memoir in the voice of its author, and some recent memoirs really come to life on audio. ‘No Land’s Man’ by Aasif Mandvi Read by the author Audible; 4 hours 23 minutes Mandvi, probably best known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” brings us into his world, and what an unlikely world it is. He tells of growing up in England, immigrating to Florida with his Indian family (his father was obsessed with brunch, he claims) and trying to break into acting. Boarding school stories are painful; the chapter about working with the late Ismail Merchant (of such Merchant-Ivory costume dramas as “A Room With a View”) is screamingly funny. But Mandvi also tells the … Read entire article »

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Book Authors and Voice Actors Connected Through Online Voice Casting Website

News from Equities.com: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-11-16 .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Sacramento Bee: NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 – NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY AUDIOBOOK LIBRARY on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. This comprehensive collection brings together all of Hemingway’s novels, nonfiction and short stories.  Narrated by an all-star group of actors, the collection offers 133 hours of audio on 15 MP3 CDs and includes an intimate conversation with Hemingway’s last surviving son, Patrick. “Since 2002, Simon & Schuster Audio has been re-introducing Hemingway’s incomparable body of work to a new generation of listeners, read by some of the finest actors … Read entire article »

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BEA 2012: Bestselling Authors Hold Court at Audiobook Tea

News from Publishers Weekly: PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here. The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here. Email pw@pubservice.com with questions. Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. There are 3 possible reasons you were unable to……………. continues on Publishers Weekly >>> Read the full article Related News: News from kypost.com: TINA FEY, WILLIAM … 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.com To Pay Authors Directly For Audiobook Sales

News from mediabistro.com: Audible.com, Amazon’s audiobook e-commerce store, wants the obtain the audiobook rights for titles directly from authors. To encourage authors to work with them, Audible is launching a new program, “Audible Author Services,” in which authors can earn $ 1 for each audiobook sold out of a $ 20 million fund. (This includes sales from Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and iTunes). Audible explains the idea on its site: “We want to foster direct relationships with more authors. We have had great success working directly with authors, and these partnerships have led to audience expansion and greater consumption of audiobooks. We know authors work very hard to promote their books; we want to encourage authors to promote their audio versions at the same time. We want all authors in the Audible store to … 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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Romance authors share their favorite holiday books

News from USA TODAY: By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Happy holidays from HEA! In honor of the holidays, HEA asked romance authors to tell us about their favorite books at the holidays. Their answers range from the expected — A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas — to the unexpected — Hogfather and the Betty Crocker cookbook. (Authors are listed alphabetically, along with their newest or next release.) Allison Brennan, If I Should Die (December 2011), romantic suspense “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Grace Burrowes, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish (October 2011), Regency romance “Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish, OF COURSE.” Pamela Clare, Defiant (July 2012), historical romance “Dickens is my favorite author, and A Christmas Carol is something I reread or listen to on audiobook every……………. continues on USA TODAY >>> Read the full article Related … Read entire article »

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