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5 Reasons People Are Turning to Audiobooks Over Turning Pages

Denise Brodey | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Denise Brodey

If you think I am going to confess my love of audiobooks right here on your screen, you're wrong. That would be too easy. What is more interesting to ...

Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Jan David Hanrath I had the pleasure, recently, to be the guest speaker at the annual reception of LUCC: Libraries of Union County Consortiu...

Why You Need To Lead with a Commercial Demo as a Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession. But there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you're con...

Roald Dahl's True Genius Was As An Audiobook Reader

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts

The celebrated British author Roald Dahl, whose children’s and adult books have found a devoted global audience, was born on Sept. 13, 1916, making ...

Poppy Bush, Trump and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Who said each of the following... (a) "I love the uneducated." (b) "Persuasion has to target the emotions and speak to the less educated masses, not ...

Afraid to Listen to My Own Audiobook

Stephanie Storey | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home
Stephanie Storey

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

The Gay Young Adult Audiobook Of The Summer Is A Must-Listen

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Tim Federle knows a thing or two about storytelling in a variety of mediums. Prior to establishing himself as an indelible voice in middle-grade and y...

13 Spectacular Audiobooks You'll Enjoy This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Brilliant. Fantastic. Exceptional. Outstanding. Phenomenal. These are just a few of the ways we describe our ...

5 Easy Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Life Demands Otherwise

Linda Smith | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Smith

Today, I'm sharing five easy ways to do something good for yourself. I do not claim to be an expert at this, but it's definitely something that I'm working towards getting better at, and I hope this post helps you as well!

11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.

All You Need is Patience

Barry Kibrick | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Barry Kibrick

The classic historical fiction story, "Patience and Sarah," written by Alma Routsong under the pen name of Isabel Miller. It is based on the true story of painter Mary Ann Wilson and her lover and companion Miss. Brundage.

11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

To this day, I'm hard-pressed to think of an experience as simple yet as satisfying as listening to a beautiful story read aloud. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but judging by the immersive experience these 11 audiobooks give us, a sound can be worth a whole lot more.

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment

As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.

My Prideful List of Favorites and Recommendations

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I have been ruminating over what to write in honor of LGBTQIA Pride. I wanted to put out some long overdue favorite people, artists, reviews, and recommendations for fiction and music. The following list and thoughts are in no particular order of rank or preference.

Crafting Compelling Fiction With Jim Heskett

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Kate Fisher

Imagine yourself deep in a forest. You notice your travel companions rifling through your backpack while muttering to themselves at half-volume. Unsettled, you retire to your tent where you find a mysterious key.

4 Life Hacks of Uber Successful People

Daniel Scalco | Posted 05.15.2016 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

It isn't dramatic life changes that will make you a successful person but rather various small habits and systems put in place to get the highest return on your time.

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.

Keely Brooke Keith on Inspiration, Writing a Series, and Fan Mail

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.06.2015 | Home
Kate Fisher

"I never imagined I'd get fan mail. Well, it's not mail these days -- it's emails and Facebook messages and links to reviews they want me to see. Every little encouragement is huge to an author because we spend most of our days writing alone."

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Kate Fisher | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home
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 | Home
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. ...

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

Road trips don't have to be boring.

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

Why We Need To Change Our Approach To Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The stages of grief were not meant to tell you what you feel, what you should feel, and when exactly you should feel it. They were not meant to dictate whether you are doing your grief "correctly" or not. They were meant to normalize a deeply not-normal time.

7 Amazing Audiobooks

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Listening to a book can make time disappear during long drives, workouts and boring vacuum-the-house sessions. Here's the best of the bunch -- ones th...

Audiobook Lovers: Meet The Master - Simon Vance

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home
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.