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The Top Five Audiobook Voice Artists

Scott DiMarco | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

The author creates a world in words on a page. A voice artist gives audio life to those words and world through the "theatre of the mind." The very best of voice artists become invisible as you listen to the life they have created.

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?

The Mostly Overlooked Treasure of a Library - The Audio Book

Scott DiMarco | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Close to 20 years ago, I took a job in a special library about an hour from my home. Long story short, the job was not what was it described as and it turned out to be a bad fit. I did learn a few things and one was the great pleasure of audio books.

Actress Tonya Cornelisse is Out of Control!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Have you heard of Tonya Cornelisse? Say whaaaaaat? Get with the program, people. Tonya has two film projects being released within five months of each other. Did I say two films? I meant FOUR films!

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

Road trips don't have to be boring.

Vibrant Tech Savvy Hispanic Market: Underserved for Kindle and Audio Books

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Janet Tavakoli

A couple of months ago I asked indie mystery authors how they are getting their books translated to Spanish. To my surprise, only a handful of authors were translating their books.

How Jim Dale Turned His 60+ Years in Show Business Into 90 Minutes of Broadway Magic

Jim Hill | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how do you know Jim Dale? To be honest, it kind of depends on which decade you grew up in.

5 Things You Can Do to Promote Literacy Over the Holidays

Zetta Elliott | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

Here are five simple steps you can take to promote literacy in your home, in your community and around the world.

Ten Ways to Use Audio to Sell More Books

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 11.23.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We all know that audio can be a powerful way to engage your audience, but can it really help you make a book sale? You bet it can. Though with all the...

Slow-Cooked or Seared: Reading Slow and Fast

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a fast reader. By nature or nurture, I cannot say. My mother is a fast reader, as is my eldest son (he is a very fast reader). I've always felt...

A Few Great Listening Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

I live in a city and haven't driven in a million years, so I only began listening to books when I figured out that I could do so while running. While slow of foot, I'm a speedy reader and have discovered that certain books work better than others, listening-wise.

Audio Book May Be Best Rap Album Of The Year

Slate Magazine | Hua Hsu | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

Rappers are rarely as economical in conversation as they are in song. A good rap song thrills in its precision, its measured sentences overstuffed wit...

Listen To Samuel L. Jackson Read "Go The F*** To Sleep"

Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment

"Go the F**K To Sleep" by Adam Mansbach is probably the best children's book since "Goodnight Moon," and it only gets better when read by Samuel L. Ja...

My Unlikely Journey from Journalist to Chinese Rockstar to Voice Actor

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Paul

If you want to get to know your book, read it out loud. This is a simple lesson I learned recording the audio book of Big In China.

Listening to Bush Reading Bush

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Klass

Why would a Liberal Democrat who opposed the Iraq War and most other policies of President George W. Bush read his new book, Decision Points? The ans...

Stevie Wonder To UN

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

GENEVA — Stevie Wonder pressed global copyright overseers on Monday to help blind and visually impaired people access millions of science, histo...

New York Public Library Interviews Long-Time Custodian

NYPL | Frank Collerius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So, Veronica, you've been a custodian for...how long have you worked for NYPL? 25 years....

Life, Liberty, and Ending Inequality

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Four years ago, Seattle designer Charlene Strong lost her wife of 10 years, Kate Fleming. A world-renowned narrator of audio books, Kate drowned in he...

Audio Books Find A Younger Audience, Help Kids With Dyslexia

Philadelphia Inquirer | David Patrick Stearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The national Record-a-Thon, hosted by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, marries a timeworn, labor-intensive practice - reading aloud for those who c...

Tiger Woods Audio Book Out Soon: Awkward Timing For Hachette

The New York Times | ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rejoice, monologue writers -- motorists could soon be driving under the influence of Tiger Woods, opening another round of possibilities for late-nigh...