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My Audiobook Library Launches Kickstarter Campaign

News from << PREVIOUS Reading Rainbow to Publish LeVar Burton’s First Picture Book NEXT >> New Teaser Unleashed For ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Mediabistro Course Starting September 4, draft your nonfiction book for publication! In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively research your topic, find and sustain your voice, distinguish your book in a crowded marketplace, navigate the publis……………. continues on >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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News from Sacramento Bee: TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ –, a service that allows you to instantly stream and download audiobooks, announced today that the company is rolling out two audiobook subscription plans designed to provide audiobook fans with an affordable way to access great listens instantly, anywhere. For just $ 14.95 a month, members can choose a best-seller or classic favorite from more than 25,000 titles and listen to it on their smartphone, tablet or computer. For a monthly charge of only $ 22.95, members can listen to up to two audiobooks per month. These affordable subscription plans open up the world of audiobooks to new fans and veteran audiobook enthusiasts alike. “Our research shows that most audiobook fans listen to one or two audiobooks a month,” … Read entire article »

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

News from 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 >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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B&T Launches Free Downloadable Audiobook Platform

News from Library Journal: Baker & Taylor (B&T) December 11 announced the launch of Acoustiks, a mobile platform “that allows consumers to buy and download digital audiobooks on their Apple and Android devices” using a free app powered by Findaway World, LLC. While Acoustiks, which currently provides consumers access to nearly 40,000 titles from a variety of publishers, is available at select retailers, B&T will be expanding the service into libraries in 2013 as part of the Axis 360 digital media platform. “We’re aiming for late January,” B&T’s Kimberly Kuo told LJ.  Acoustik is available for download at no charge on iPhones and iPads through Apple’s App Store and on Android devices through Google Play. “The release of Acoustik is an important milestone in giving consumers, retailers and publishers more choices in … Read entire article »

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Audiobook Leader Tantor Media Launches Into Print & E-Book Publishing

News from Sacramento Bee: NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – Tantor Media (, one of the nation’s largest independent audiobook publishers, is venturing into the realm of printed books. The 12-year-old publisher – after releasing 2,700 audiobooks — is launching its new print line this fall with a combination of fiction and nonfiction. Tantor will service consumers and authors by publishing in all formats: print, ebook, and audiobook, to all markets — capitalizing on the emerging marketplace for new content delivery methods. CEO Kevin Colebank believes that expansion in an industry that is going through many dynamic changes is a good strategic move. “We now will provide a complete selection of content options for today’s consumer: audiobooks, ebooks, and print. We are looking to publish books that have been our strength … Read entire article »

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Reado Launches Audio Books Portal

News from Reado, an audiobooks brand, has launched its online store at The audio books are available on CDs as well as in mp3 format and can be played on most handheld devices. Content Partnerships Reado has partnered with publishing houses like Penguin Books India, Hachette, Harvard Business Review Press, Roli Publications, Brilliance Audio, Gildan Media,, Samsung and Simon & Schuster. Currently, Reado offers more than 150 classics, contemporary fiction & non-fiction titles in the audiobooks format on subjects such as Marketing, Business, Self Help, Adventure and Children. Apart from that, it also includes titles such as Kamasutra by Vatsayana, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (all parts) by Arthur Connan Doyle, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol, The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi, Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas by Rashmi Bansal, Get Into Bed with Google by John Smith, God Save the Dork by S……………. … Read entire article »

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News from Houston Chronicle: Authors looking for new markets and new audiences have a new opportunity through to share their books via the spoken word. Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) March 13, 2012 has teamed with to take the possibilities to a new level with a human-voice audiobook package. “Those who know the story of how got its start know that this enterprise has been all about providing practical, doable opportunities for authors, opportunities that streamline the process and reduce the challenges to reaching an audience,” said Bennett. “This relationship with is simply one more step towards the goal of making publication in all formats accessible to those who have something to say. “In a nutshell, one submits one’s audiobook along with the necessary information, waits three weeks, and sees one’s w……………. … Read entire article »

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Audible Launches New Audiobook Series Featuring Hollywood Stars

News from Huffington Post: Audible, the audiobook provider bought by Amazon in 2008, has just launched a new series of unabridged digital audiobooks read by Hollywood stars. They call it ‘The A-List Collection‘, and its first four audiobooks are read by Anne Hathaway, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet. Each audiobook costs $ 14.95 and lasts several hours – in the case of Kate Winslet’s reading of “Therese Raquin” by Emile Zola, eight of them. According to a … Read entire article »

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Toronto’s launches all-you-can-hear cloud streaming

News from Financial Post: Canadian fans of Stephen King and Mary Higgins Clark who prefer to do their reading aurally will soon have access to an all-you-can-eat audio books service courtesy of Toronto’s On Tuesday, — a subsidiary of privately held Simply Audiobooks Inc. — launched what it is calling the first North American service to offer an unlimited, cloud-based streaming service for audio books. The company, which was started as a Netflix-style audio books by mail service, believes the new digital subscription service will help the company differentiate itself from its competitors, including e-commerce giant Inc. “We believe our ability to empower users to stream from anywhere using a mobile device, the cloud-based bookmarking function and the affordable access to unlimited streaming of thousands of bestsellers will transform the way … Read entire article »

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News from Quill & Quire: A Toronto startup hopes to compete in the subscription audiobook market by offering the first cloud-based streaming service in North America. For $ 24.95 per month, subscribers can use any Internet-enabled Android or Apple mobile device to access unlimited audiobooks. Because all files are stored in a cloud, or network, listeners can have several books on the go and may login using any compatible device. Cloud-based streaming avoids the need for downloads and offers “instant gratification,” says Ian Small, general manager at “The idea of accessibility anywhere, anytime – that’s the real big difference.” Small says, a subsidiary of the CD-rental and downloads company Simply Audiobooks, launched in response to the rise of digital media. “We really had to look at what we could do … Read entire article »

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