Tag: Audiobooks

A celebration of Libro.fm: the indie, DRM-free Audible alternative that helps your local bookseller (with giveaway!)

(Neither Boing Boing nor I have received any compensation for this post: Libro.fm asked me to post this and I did so because I want to see them succeed -Cory) Libro.fm (previously) is an independent audiobook store that sells all the same audiobooks you can get on other platforms like Audible, Google Play, […]

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Update Notes for the Google app, Gmail, Translate, Home, Play Books, and Fit (November 21, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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[Deal Alert] Google Play has savings on creepy movies, books, and TV in time for Halloween

That spookiest of days, Halloween, is nearly upon us, and to celebrate, Google’s running sales on all the creepy media you could possibly want. Right now, you can score some solid discounts on seasonally appropriate movies, books, and TV shows on Google Play. Horror and thriller flicks, from recent hits like IT and Get Out […]

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“Radicalized” will be my next book!

I’ve just closed a new book deal: Tor Books will publish “Radicalized,” which tells four stories of hope, conflict, technology and justice in the modern world and near future in March 2019; along with the book deal is a major audiobook deal with Macmillan Audio and a screen deal with Topic Studios (a sister […]

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Self-Helped: Don’t Quit Your Daydreams and Other Advice From Mindy Kaling’s Books

“Let’s go over my plan, shall we?”, said Mindy Kaling into my ear. I was halfway into her second audiobook, “Why Not Me?”, and Ms. Kaling was describing her expectations for the show she was developing. “My natural assumption was that NBC would put my new show on the air as part of a revitalized […]

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Understanding The Times: Behind the New York Times Best-Seller (‘Not Best-Reviewed’) Lists

This means our lists are not a judgment of literary merit made by the editors of the best-seller lists, who remain impartial to the results. These are best-seller lists, not best-reviewed lists. How can a book be listed at No. 1 on another list but not be at the top of The Times’s list? Other […]

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Books News: Want Michael Lewis’s Next Book? You’ll Have to Listen to It

Mr. Lewis is part of a growing group of A-list authors bypassing print and releasing audiobook originals, hoping to take advantage of the exploding audiobook market. It’s the latest sign that audiobooks are no longer an appendage of print, but a creative medium in their own right. But the rise of stand-alone audio has also […]

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