Actress and Audible.com narrator
Interview Starts at 24:45
I think the experience of reading a book oneself and listening to it are profoundly different. I will say that I do think the narrator of an audiobook becomes an incredibly important part of the experience. And I know so many wonderful craftspeople in the field, but I will say that hearing one of those people will make a book that’s already extraordinary even more extraordinary, or could take a book that is floundering in some ways into a new dimension. But I also think that sometimes if it’s a book that’s been around for a long time or people grew up with, sometimes to hear someone narrate it really takes away from the voices they already had in their own heads. So, being such a lover of reading as well as a lover of story telling, I think one does not happen at the expense of the other. Let’s hope that they go together.
Show Notes and Links:
“Which is the US’s Most Prolific Literary Translation House?” by Edward Nawotka at Publishing Perspectives – June 27, 2013
“Why Bury the Lede? AmazonCrossing Publishes More Books in Translation than Anyone Else” by Chad W. Post at Three Percent – June 3, 2013
The Three Percent podcast at the iTunes Store
AmazonCrossing titles available at the Kindle Store
The Museum of Abandoned Secrets by Oksana Zabuzhko (729 pages) – $4.99 for Kindle
“Amazon Kindle Worlds is Bigger Than You Think” by Steve Symington and Erin Miller at The Motley Fool – June 25, 2013
“Now Open: Kindle Worlds Store and Self-Service Submission Platform” – Amazon press release, June 27, 2013
Gossip Girl Season 6 – $16.99 at Amazon Instant Video
Gossip Girl: XOXO (Kindle Worlds Short Story) by Kodi Scheer – 99 cents for Kindle
Gossip Girl: Lovers, Liars and Thou (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Carolyn Hughey – $1.99 for Kindle
When a Camel Breaks Your Heart by Kodi Scheer – 99 cents at Kindle Singles
Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture by Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green – $12.10 for Kindle
“How to reset the furthest page read on your Kindle” by Paul Biba at Teleread – March 9, 2012
Amazon help page for “Clear the Furthest Page Read”
Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch – $8.79 for Kindle
Interview with Gabra Zackman
Audible books narrated by Gabra Zackman
Audible books narrated by Jonathan Davis
Postmodern Company studio in Denver
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan – $13.72 for Kindle.
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart – Prime Instant Video
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
Next Week’s Guest
Andrew Richard Albanese, author of The Battle of $9.99: How Apple, Amazon, and the Big Six Publishers Changed the E-Book Business Overnight
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