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August 10th, 2009

Do I Love Books or Do I Love Reading?

“Do I love books or do I love reading?” is the question posed by Ann Kirshner in her thoughtful and well-written¬†article on The Chronicle of Higher Education web site. Kirshner writes: “When my book group picked Little Dorrit, I found myself asking that question….I decided to read Little Dorrit four ways: paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and…

August 30th, 2008

First Audiobooks; Now Podiobooks

Audiobooks have become a respected and profitable appendage to the book publishing industry. According to the Audio Publishers Association: The Voice of the Audiobook Industry, audiobook sales were estimated at $923 million in 2006 (this year’s survey has not yet been released). The Book Industry Study Group estimates that total U.S. books sales in 2006…