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Samuel L. Jackson Tells Everyone To Go The F*ck To Sleep

AP | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- The world just can't get enough of Samuel L. Jackson and four-letter words. A free version of the actor's cussing audio of the best-selli...

Which Legendary Director Will Be Narrating The "Go The F*** To Sleep" Audiobook? | Alison Flood | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Legendary film director Werner Herzog has agreed to narrate an audio version of the surprise hit Go the Fuck to Sleep, a comic bedtime book for parent...

2011 Audiobook Of The Year Award Announced

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

On Tuesday night the Audio Publishers Association held its 16th annual Audies Gala in New York City. The press release says the event is often referre...

The Rich Should Have Mass Protests, Too!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The huge protests in places like Egypt and Wisconsin have been inspiring. Citizens thirsting for democracy, workers trying to protect their hard-earne...

Terry Hayes Sales Dead

Courier Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Terry Hayes Sales, a singer and actress who had recorded more than 900 books for the American Printing House for the Blind, died on Monday at a nursin...

DRM is a Business Decision, Not a Moral Decision

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

When we started building our new audiobook publishing company, iambik, we made an early decision: no digital rights management (DRM). (*See below for ...

All Boxed In and Making the Best of It

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Maybe you've read or heard about the glowing reviews for Emma Donoghue's new boxed-in-a-box novel, Room. The NYT reviewer called it 'remarkable,' The ...

A Well-Written Story Poorly Told

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Bolitar audiobooks are Twitter-talking, cheeky-sleuth mysteries at their best and require an often light, irreverent touch in narration.

Library Of Congress's Digital Copyright Exemptions: What Do They Mean For eBooks?

DailyFinance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As electronic books become more of a mainstay thanks to Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle and Apple's (AAPL) iPad, the publishing industry must address one of th...

Best Audiobooks For Kids

Salon | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That's where audiobooks comes in. OK, they're technically not reading, but it is listening to literature read aloud -- verbatim -- by people who can d...

"War and Peace" Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Salon | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many people swear that, come summer, they'll finally get around to reading a classic work of literature they missed during their student years; "War a...

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.

Books On Vinyl?

Telegraph | Sukhdev Sandhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At a time when a) the MP3 has supplanted the CD as the most popular format on which to listen to recorded sounds; b) literature as a physical artefact...

iPad Will Read Books Out Loud

Wired | Brian X. Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When it began taking pre-orders for the iPad this morning, Apple also published some new details about how the tablet device will function as an e-boo...

All Hail, or Hurl -- The Hybrid Book is Here!

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

"Level 26: Dark Origins" is the first of it's kind, but it's just the beginning of a whole new species of hybrid books that may change the publishing landscape.

Going Digital

Jean Naggar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean Naggar

As we head at a fast clip into an unimaginable future, we need to keep a clear vision and a firm grip on what had meaning in the past. The desire to shape and share our stories is embedded in our DNA.

Savannah Book Festival: Escape From a Cold Virtual World

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

Has it occurred to you that social networking is really not very social at all? We Twitter, and cultivate relationships with hundreds of "friends" we have never met on Facebook.

Baldacci, Coben and Connelly: The Boys of Summer's Audiobooks - Reviewed

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

The bright rays of the coming summer brings the bright stars of pop publishing.

Books: The Biggest News In Publishing Since The Kindle [Updated]

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Giltz

To read the new John Grisham any way you want, you would pay about $120. Of course, no one is going to do that, but being forced to choose what way you want to read a book is crazy.

Tolstoy and the iPhone

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

Reading digital text on a small handheld device is nothing like reading text on a computer (desktop or laptop). A mobile device is much more comfortable, for plenty of reasons.

Publishers Bid Farewell To Books On Tape

New York Times | Andrew Adam Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There was a funeral the other day in the Midtown offices of Hachette, the book publisher, to mourn the passing of what it called a "dear friend." Nobo...