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How to Vet Podcast Guests

I am in the early stages of launching a podcast called The Website in a Box show. My show is…

How to be a Better Podcast Guest (Updated)

  Virtually every marketing expert agrees that if you want to get your message out there in 2018, podcasts are…

Did You Know Calibre Can Make Epub 3 eBooks?

I was working on the calibre 4.0 post this morning when I discovered a new calibre feature. Well, it's not…

AAP Files Doomed Lawsuit Over Audible’s Caption Feature, Alleges Copyright Infringement

When detractors complained after Audible launched Audible Captions last month, I asked myself how anyone could know that this feature…

Publishers’ Audiobook Sales Increased 24% in 2018

The Audio Publishers Association released the results of a survey yesterday that showed¬†audiobook sales for a limited group of publishers…

Audible Launches Fix for SF, Fantasy Audiobooks

I have probably told you this once or twice, but one reason I don't listen to audiobooks is the authors…

Amazon Prime Subscribers Can Get One Year of Audible for $119, and Add an Echo Hockey Puck for $0.99

Amazon has a deal right on a one-year Audible subscription, and it's only available to Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime subscribers…

POD Giveth, and POD Taketh Away (Piracy)

About four years back I uncovered a massive textbook piracy operation running unchecked in Createspace. Enterprising scammers were stealing dozens…

Audible Renames Audible Romance Package as “Audible Escape”

Audible launched its Netflix-style subscription service in late 2017, the focus was strictly on romance audiobooks. Now it is beginning…

Pokemon Manga Titles Now Available Through OverDrive

Overdrive announced on Tuesday that Pokemon digital graphic novels are now available for libraries to purchase through Overdrive.¬†Patrons and students…

Couple Accused of Stealing $10k in Textbooks from College Bookstore

A pair of thieves have been arrested on the charge of stealing $10,000 worth of textbooks from Fayetteville Technical Community…

Findaway Launches Wonderbook, a Hybrid Print-Digital Audiobook Player

Cleveland-based Findaway gets most of its attention on this blog for its audiobook distribution (as well as services like Chirp)…

Google Play Books 5.1.9 Adds Audiobook Download Quality Settings, Custom Skip Duration Settings

When Google started selling audiobooks last January, the Play Books Android app made the experience so frustrating that only masochists…

Audible Settles Several More Class Action Lawsuits

A little over two years ago Audible was hit with several class action lawsuits that alleged that the Amazon subsidiary…

B&N Press Now Offers eBook Coupon Codes

B&N Press continues to add features, lending credence to rumors about an impending sale of the Nook division. I just…