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The Open Book Audio Podcast
Apologies for the delay in getting podcast #65 out (and the missing #64...it was recorded, but never released.) In this episode of the podcast, we'll play a sample of Invisible Ink, the latest audiobook produced by Open Book Audio, and featuring our very own Matt Armstrong. We'll also review a whole slew of titles, and we make a pretty big (and a little sad) announcement.
Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate: http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Ink-Practical-Building-Resonate/dp/B00COP5NW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370990906&sr=1-1&keywords=Invisible+Ink+Audiobook
A huge thanks to everyone who has been a part of the Open Book Audio Podcast!
Amazon has purchased Goodreads: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/business/media/amazon-to-buy-goodreads...
What We've Been Listening To
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This month's halfcast features Close Calls: The True Tales of Cougar Bob, written by BJ Campbell and read by Alan Sain and Duane Allen. For more information about this title, including links for where to buy it online, please visit the title listing page at http://www.openbookaudio.com/audiobook/close-calls.
This month's podcast features Heroin's Puppet: The Rehab Journals of Amelia F.W. Caruso (1989-2009) by Melissa M. Weiksnar. For more information about this title, please visit the title listing page at http://openbookaudio.com/audiobook/heroins-puppet.
- The Audio Publishers Association says that Digital Audiobook sales have surpassed CD sales.
- The new Audible app works well on both iPad and iPhone.
What We've Been Reading
This month's halfcast features No More Dating Pigs, written and read by Norah Marler. For more information about this title, visit the title listing page at http://openbookaudio.com/audiobook/no-more-dating-pigs
Norah Marler's heartfelt rallying cry, No More Dating Pigs: You Are What You Date, is a fun, self-help dating guide for single women of every age. Inspired by the appalling, yet typical, real-life dating experiences of the author and her sisterhood, the handbook puts a name to tell-tale signs of "Pigs."
These warning signs will resonate with women everywhere. The author first characterizes the disorder. Readers will quickly grasp the Dating Don'ts, Foolish Patterns, and Red Flag Warnings that always result in bad relationships and heartbreak. The author delivers practical strategies to resist the pitfalls of "animal husbandry." Backed up by advice and examples, No More Dating Pigs will put women on the road to true love.
Despite innumerable books on how to succeed in the dating market, men who act like Pigs proliferate. Even the shrewdest women have inadvertently stumbled into a Pig sty. It's almost inevitable--Pigs are everywhere. No Matter how much advice women heed on "getting a good man"--advice such as wearing skirts not pants, being coy, and feigning unavailability--Pigs persist. Pigs are smart, they're opportunistic, they're greedy and they only care about themselves.
Yet dating guides, which typically put the burden of change on women, haven't yet dealt with the real problem: the Pigs. Existing dating guides, often written by men, rarely ask men to change. It's all up to women. Following their advice might get a girl noticed and even a date; what women may not get is companionship or thoughtful connection, much less respect or marriage, if that's what they're after. If women aren't getting what they desire, the existing dating guides aren't working. Norah Marler knows it. We all know it. And the solution is easy: First learn to spot Pigs, and then stay away from them. Stop inviting Pigs into your blankets!
- Audiobooks.com changes its pricing model
- Overdrive will be offering a streaming audiobook service later this year
- The 2013 Audie Award Nominees have been announced
Books We Discussed:
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This month's halfcast features Deer Run Trail, written and read by David R. Lewis. For more information about this title, visit the title listing page at http://openbookaudio.com/audiobook/deer-run-trail.
This month's half podcast features Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain, and read by Matt Armstrong. Go here to find out more about the title and where to buy it: http://openbookaudio.com/audiobook/tom-sawyer-abroad
- The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer that's great for visually impaired (or technologically challenged) users to listen to audiobooks.
Check out Matt's video primer on microphones for audiobook voiceovers.
What We've Been Reading
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