Eary iOS App


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Eary iOS app, which is for listening to audiobooks on Spotify.

For more visit:
https://ebookfriendly.com/eary-ios-app-spotify-audiobooks/

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Audible Captions Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest news regarding Audible Captions and the controversy surrounding that initiative by Amazon. Note, the latest articles are at the top.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/09/points-counterpoints-publishers-v-audible-captions-lawsuit-lines-are-drawn-copyright/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-fires-back-at-publishers-and-says-captains-are-fair-use
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-captions-will-not-include-works-from-major-publishers
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/08/30/138445/audible-halts-captions-on-major-publishers-titles/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-lawsuit-amazon-audible-captions-rollout-delayed/

Audiobooks or Reading – Does it Matter?


The link below is to an article that looks at the question of audiobooks or reading books – does it matter?

For more visit:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/08/22/reading-listening-activate-same-brain-regions/

Author Avatars and Audiobooks


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Chinese advances in Artificial Intelligence, with the use of Author Avatars in audiobooks.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/today-in-ai-will-replace-us-all-author-avatars-can-now-read-their-books-to-you/

Audiobook and Ebook Sales


The link below is to an article that reports on digital sales and given the source of the article, they must be doing OK.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/digital-publishers-see-strong-gains-in-audiobooks-and-ebooks

Publishers Seek to Sue Audible


The links below are to articles reporting on the reaction of publishers to Audible Captions – yes, they are seeking to sue Audible.

For more visit:
https://ilmk.wordpress.com/2019/08/25/big-5-publishers-sue-amazons-audible-over-ai-speech-to-text/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-association-sues-to-stop-audible-captions/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/08/23/aap-files-doomed-lawsuit-over-audibles-caption-feature-alleges-copyright-infringement/
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2019/08/23/publishers-suing-audible-over-captions-feature-that-allows-reading-audiobooks/

Publishers on Audible Captions


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the publishers response to Audible Captions.

For more visit:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20698383/audible-captions-feature-audiobook-book-publishers-rights

Audible Captions


The link below is to another article that reports on the latest Audible feature – Audible Captions. In the next day or so I’ll be posting links to the industry response to Audible Captions.

For more visit:
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-07-18/audible-text-captions-audiobook

Unread


I think it is fair to say that most people who visit this Blog have some kind of love for books/ebooks/audiobooks – it just goes with the territory. I’d say it is also probably fair to say that most people who visit here have a lot of the said books/ebooks/audiobooks – and have not read all of them (possibly most of them). Why is that? Perhaps you would like to share your thoughts in the comments.

The link below is to an article that looks at why one person has not read all of their books.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/why-dont-i-read-all-my-books/