Android Wear as your wrist solution for audiobooks – and ereading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest generation of Android Wear smartwatches are about to hit the market, with brands like Fossil and Tag Heuer now apparently boarding the platform. Some developments also suggest this could be a time to look more seriously at Android Wear’s capabilities for audiobooks – and [...]

How to set up your car for audiobooks while driving – but should you?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 18, 2015 // 3 Comments

The sophistication, variety, and integration of in-car entertainment and operating systems is ever-growing, as any driver can tell you. Voice-activated systems that sync with your mobile phone or tablet over Bluetooth and integrate with its onboard multimedia and data now come as standard on newer [...]

Scribd pares audiobook offerings from its subscription service

By Chris Meadows
August 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Uh-oh, looks like the audiobook fiends have joined the romance novel fiends as an unwanted financial drain on Scribd’s subscription program. The company reports on its blog that it is cutting back its audiobook catalog offerings available to subscribers of its $9/mo service. After thirty days, [...]

Audible’s ‘Stories that Surround You’ Would Surely Persuade You to Read

By a TeleRead Contributor
June 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Emma Cox Harrowing is the present state of the American reading population. According to a survey conducted by the international Internet-based market research firm YouGov for children’s publisher Scholastic, the number of young American readers who read for fun dropped by almost 10 percent this [...]

Weekend Links: Kobo Glo discontinued. Five best audiobook services

By Joanna Cabot
March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Kobo Glo is Now Discontinued (GoodeReader) The Glo is now officially discontinued. *** Five Best Audiobook Services (Lifehacker) This week, we’re looking at five of the best audiobook services, based on your nominations. *** How Authors Can Build Content Communities (Digital Book World) [...]

Weekend Links: Snow day reading. A day in the life of a devoted Apple user

By Joanna Cabot
February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

10 Strategies for Snow Day Reading (Book Riot) A snow day may mean working from home, wrangling restless kids, or a long binge-watching session on Netflix. But if you decide to go the reading route for your snow day, here are 10 ways to make it work and keep cabin fever at bay. *** Digital [...] offers great audiobooks, lousy player applications

By Chris Meadows
February 14, 2015 // 11 Comments

Audible has a great selection of audiobook downloads, and reasonable prices—especially if you buy during one of their frequent sales, using the discount offer for buying them together with certain Kindle e-books, or using one of their monthly credits. But since Audible’s books contain DRM, in [...]

App Review: Smart AudioBook Player for Android

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 26, 2015 // 20 Comments

It finally dawned on me late last year that Overdrive MP3 audio books are DRM-free. Yes, I’d known that fact on some level, but I still listened to the books in the Overdrive app, which is okay but not great. Plus it often takes me longer than three weeks to finish an audiobook, so I was only [...]

Morning Links: Reading diversely. Audiobooks benefiting from podcast boom?

By Joanna Cabot
January 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Reading Diversely FAQ, Part 2 (Book Riot) It’s no secret that diversity in reading is an important value at Book Riot. We write about it so often, in fact, that we’ve noticed that the same questions come up again and again from our readers in the comment sections of those posts… *** Are [...]

Review: Scribd update and audiobooks

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

Recently, we announced that Scribd had added audiobooks to their subscription service. They also implemented some tweaks to their mobile apps. While I still love the service, I’m not wildly enthusiastic about the changes or the audiobook implementation. Let’s start with finding an [...]

Scribd adds audiobooks. Might be enough for me to cancel Audible

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 6, 2014 // 3 Comments

Scribd just added something huge. Subscription audiobooks. Remember how I said in my two months with Kindle Unlimited post that the availability of audiobooks was a huge differentiator? Scribd just closed that gap with today’s announcement. Scribd, the leading subscription book service, today [...]

Zombies, Run! and The Walk cross a pedometer with audiobooks

By Chris Meadows
July 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

Mobile technology is really bringing about some interesting new forms of gaming, isn’t it? Lately I’ve been experimenting with an Android/iOS smartphone game called “Zombies, Run!” while I play Ingress. I had heard from friends that it was a pretty good game, and after finding out that it [...]

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