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Afraid to Listen to My Own Audiobook

Stephanie Storey | Posted 06.25.2016 | Books
Stephanie Storey

This is for every artist who has ever been afraid to put themselves out there. Last week, the Audible.com version of my debut novel Oil and Marble ca...

Addicted to Audio

Joseph Olshan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

In the last few years I've become dependent on audiobooks to the point that now I'm often listening to novels more than I'm reading them. According to the New York Times, audiobook sales were up 38% in 2015, and more and more people are binge listening.

Audiobook Your Way to an MFA

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jeb Harrison

Unlike many of the other low-residency MFA students, I have managed to fulfill the reading and critical paper requirements while hardly cracking a book.

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Kate Fisher | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel?

Audiobooks: The Next Big Thing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.29.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We hear so much about eBooks these days that it's almost easy to forget that long before the eBook, there was another way to enjoy a title: in audio. ...

Audiobook Lovers: Meet The Master - Simon Vance

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Jeb Harrison

Just a minute. You've never heard of Simon Vance? Vance has narrated or co-narrated over 450 titles. If you listen to audiobooks a half dozen times a year, chances are you've heard Simon Vance.

7 Ways to Love Your Body (and Yourself) This Valentine's Day

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

No matter how long you've been in a relationship with someone else, the longest relationship you'll have in this life is the one you have with yourself.

WATCH: Martin Sheen On Being The Voice Of The Dalai Lama

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

The actor Martin Sheen (real name: Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez) has played a President of the U.S., King Arthur and the father of a super hero. Yet...

Can You Hear Me Now? An Author Talks Audiobooks

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Some argue there's no such thing as an audiobook. After all, a book is something you hold in your hands. Okay, maybe a book is also a file you downloa...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

The Other eBook

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Forget Kindles and iPads and Sony Readers and Nooks. While traditional publishers and e-tailers battle for readers, I've discovered another kind of electronic reading experience: audiobooks.

The Un-Reality of Reality TV: A Book Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

It takes the wonderfully off-centered mind of Donald E. Westlake to nudge the whole notion of reality TV into such absurdity that it comes across as, well, real.

The e-Book Wars: Is Pornography Next?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

With their proprietary software for Kindle readers only, Amazon has adapted a "we-win, you-lose," VHS vs. Betamax business model.