Telling the Truth About Content

June 2014

Narrator Interview: Nicola Barber

June 24, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Nicola Barber, a two-time Audie Award Winner and 2013 Audie nominee for Call the Midwife. Since 2010, Nicola has narrated over 130 audiobooks. In between narrating projects, her voice over work includes national TV for Coca-Cola, promotional videos for Pampers and Skype, national radio spots for Hilton Hotels and Verizon Wireless. Nicola graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions related to audiobook narration.

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Industry News: Hachette v. Amazon

June 18, 2014Marika Gofman 0

It seems as though every year there is a dispute between a large retailer and publishers—last year it was B&N versus Simon & Schuster, this year it’s Amazon versus Hachette. As one of the Big 5 publishers, Hachette publishes blockbuster authors like James Patterson, David Sedaris, Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling’s pen name), Michael Connelly, Malcolm Gladwell, Emma Donoghue, David Baldacci, and many others. Though full details have not been disclosed, it is widely believed that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette primarily has to do with renegotiating sales terms—and Hachette is putting their foot down.

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Narrator Interview: Hillary Huber

June 13, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

While I was at BEA last month I had the chance to catch up with several narrators, a warm and welcoming bunch who seem to all be genuinely passionate about their craft. Here, I talk to Hillary Huber, a veteran narrator with nearly 200 titles to her credit, an Audie Award finalist, AudioFile Earphones Award winner, and one of AudioFile’s Best Voices of 2010 and 2011.

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The August To-Read Pile

June 2, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

Every month we winnow the hundreds of upcoming titles down to the few that we’re most excited to listen to. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s what the Tattle team will be listening to this August!

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