January 2010

100 Stories for Haiti update: Last night was the deadline for submissions and, at last count, there were over 350 short stories submitted! This fantastic charity project, spearheaded by Greg McQueen, will benefit the Red Cross efforts in Haiti. We are still looking for an audiobook company willing to donate an audio version. Come on! [...]

Writers donating stories for Haiti, eBooks for free and more are discussed in today’s audiobook news. 100 Stories for Haiti I have been watching, along with the rest of the world, the heartbreaking news footage of the fallout from the disaster in Haiti. I want to let you know that an amazing writer, Greg McQueen, [...]

The words Disney and quality are synonymous for visual and audio products. Disney’s Digital audio books subscription service is designed for children to experience the joy of reading books in a fun and interactive way. There is a wide range of Disney book titles suitable for children from preschool and kindergarten to middle schooling. Because the [...]

As I was scanning Audible.com, it occurred to me that I haven’t touched on another interesting source of audiobook content. Periodicals and newspapers are both available by individual issue or subscription. So what titles are out there? And are you interested in getting the news this way? The Morning Read from The Wall Street Journal. [...]

As I have said before, I never throw books of any kind away, I would rather donate or share them. A couple of years ago I registered at bookcrossing.com and promptly forgot about it. Recently, I revisited the site with audiobooks in mind. Books Gone Wild Bookcrossing was developed in 2001 by Ron Hornbaker. Inspired by the popularity [...]

I am a technology junkie. As a novice, I am self-taught, so my knowledge is all based on my experience. I have tried books in multiple formats: eBooks, print, audiobooks… and now the Vook. These multimedia books may be used on a computer or iPod. But are they really that different from other formats? And is [...]

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