TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book 

Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05

“There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of it as possible, and audiobooks are a way to do that.”


Jeff Bezos interviewed by Walter Isaacson at The Aspen Institute (YouTube) – October, 2016

“There’s a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes” by Kif Leswing at Business Insider – September 23, 2016

“Give Your Amazon Box New Life” at

Amazon Echo, Dot, and Tap

“Amazon bets big on Las Vegas, rolling out nearly 5,000 Echo unites to hotel rooms” by Teena Maddox at TechRepublic – December 16, 2016

“Voice is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It” by Jessi Hempel at Backchannel – December 19, 2016

Tech Tip

Audible Channels available on Fire tablets

Fire TV software updates

Interview with Matthew Rubery

The Untold Story of The Talking Book by Matthew Rubery

Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX)

“Audiobooks were set to destroy books—but instead, they opened a new world” by Kevin Canfield at The Washington Post – December 8, 2016


Link to free audible audiobook of Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime (US only)

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 Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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