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Industry News Round-Up: February

February 27, 2015Marika Gofman 0

Industry News Highlights: This is an exciting time of year for bibliophiles – by now you must know that Harper Lee is releasing a sequel, to her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Plus, Oprah has selected her new book club title, Ruby. Between ALA Mid-winter, the Youth Media award-winners, Grammy Spoken Word winners (not surprisingly, […]

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Book Review: The Girl on the Train

February 18, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

Sitting atop the New York Times bestseller list, with multiple starred reviews, I had to find out what all the fuss was about over Paula Hawkins’s debut The Girl on the Train. A psychological thriller compared to Gillian Flynn and Alfred Hitchcock, The Girl on the Train is not my usual reading fare (I rarely read mysteries and when I do I am routinely disappointed). Still, if The Girl on the Train was going to be the next Gone Girl, I was going to be in on the action.

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March To-Read Pile

February 3, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

Mysterious and otherworldly historical fiction seems to be the theme for March. Get ready for some expertly crafted books from old and new writers alike who are tackling big ideas. I think March is bringing us a host of the kind of book that stays with you for a long time after you’ve finished reading.

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2015 Industry Predictions

January 28, 2015Marika Gofman 0

I’ve always thought the best and most exciting part of entering a new year is not reflecting on the past year, but setting goals and looking forward to the upcoming year. These are our publishing, data, audio and digital industry predictions for 2015.   Publishing: In case you haven’t heard, Mark Zuckerberg started a book […]

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Judging the Audies – Round 1

January 20, 2015Erin Cosyn 2

I’m thrilled to be participating as an Audies judge this year. The “Oscars of audiobooks,” the Audie Awards are bestowed annually by the Audio Publishers Association for outstanding audiobooks in more than 30 categories. Here’s the inside scoop on the numbers, the process, and the experience.

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Book Review: What I Know For Sure

January 13, 2015Colleen Tsironis 1

What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey, is a must-listen. This is a book to enjoy today and revisit every few years. That’s my plan. Readers of O, The Oprah Magazine, will recognize the title—each issue ends with Oprah’s column, aptly named “What I Know For Sure.” I came to this book as a listener first. […]

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Best of 2014: Narration

January 2, 2015Marika Gofman 0

Something that has always drawn me to the audio format is the intimacy of storytelling. Whether an author is sharing their own personal memories or a narrator takes on the persona of someone else, there is nothing quite like listening to someone share their story with you. These are some of our favorite books that […]

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Best of 2014: Non-Fiction

December 30, 2014Marika Gofman 0

Whether you are a first time audiobook listener or an avid reader, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these great non-fiction reads! Though categories like science, politics & current affairs and history tend to be overlooked, this year brought so many titles to readers, including books that inspired deeper thinking to easy-to-read memoirs […]

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Best of 2014: Kids & Teens

December 26, 2014Marika Gofman 0

I was so thrilled to see more contemporary teen and kids fiction than in years’ past. There’s nothing I love more than books that talk about real and relevant issues through relatable characters. Another trend we saw in publishing is adult books being adapted for a younger audience. We loved the variety of options – […]

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