Listening to an Audiobook Causes a Car Accident?


The link below is to an article concerning listening to an audiobook and a car accident that happened as a result.

For more visit:
https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-police-man-became-excited-lost-consciousness-while-listening-to-audiobook-prior-to-crash/

Audible Captions Lawsuit Latest


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest from the Audible Captions lawsuit.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/bookselling/audible-and-barnes-and-noble-lawsuits-making-waves-in-digital-publishing
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/10/american-publishers-v-amazon-audible-update-letters-exchanged-with-court/

On Audiobooks and Podcasts


The link below is to an article that contains a listing of various articles to do with tips and tools for audiobook and podcast creation, etc.

For more visit:
https://digitalpubbing.com/tips-and-tricks-and-the-latest-updates-in-audiobooks-and-podcasting/

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/

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/