Posts Tagged ‘ audio books ’

Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Audiobook Nominated For Audie Award

May 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting

Mignon Fogarty, podcasting’s “Grammar Girl,” has been nominated for an Audie Award, for the audio version of her book, Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Writing. The Audie Awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), and “recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” The only awards program in the United […] Cripples Kindle 2 To Please Publishers

Feb 28th, 2009 | By | Category: General

Amazon has announced that it plans to cripple one of the features of the new Kindle 2, its text-to-speech feature, to avoid angering publishers wanting to sell audio books: Kindle 2’s experimental text-to-speech feature is legal: no copy is made, no derivative work is created, and no performance is being given. Furthermore, we ourselves are […]