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The 11 Best Audiobooks To Listen To Right Now

It’s lit<p>There's plenty of things we remember fondly from our childhood, but high up on that list is when we used to lie in our bed at night and have our father tell us stories. Sometimes he would make them up, other times he would read to us. All those times, it was one of the highlights of our …

Here are the cities most hooked on audiobooks and the ones that could listen more

Audiobooks are having a renaissance, and 2016 is only continuing that trend.<p>To better understand the listening habits of book lovers, reading …

Salt Lake City

The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks

Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.<p>The digital revolution that flummoxed the music, movie and publishing industries has given rise to a surprising winner: the …

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Scribd Library Now Carries Over 2,000 Macmillan Titles

Earlier this year, Macmillan established a partnership with Scribd. Initially, the publishing house agreed to allow subscribers to access more than …

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Scribd Adds Sheet Music And Sesame Street To Its Subscription E-Book Service

Scribd continues to expand its selection — it’s adding sheet music for the first time, and also announcing deals to bring in Sesame Street children’s books and grow its selection of textbooks.<p>Scribd already offers unlimited access to a library of e-books and other content for $8.99 a month. Even …

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Eric Shoup Named COO at Scribd

<b>Eric Shoup</b> has been hired as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Scribd.<p>In the past, Shoup held positions at eBay and Ancestry.com. In his new role, …

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Simon & Schuster deal boosts 'Netflix of digital books' wannabes Scribd and Oyster

Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.<p>Fledgling e-book subscription services Oyster and Scribd got a big boost as Simon & Schuster, Inc., one of the "Big 5" publishers, announced today that its backlist e-book titles are now being …

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Scribd waits until Valentine's Day has passed, then breaks romance readers hearts

Scribd, one of the last surviving e-book subscription services hoping to become the "Netflix for books," is revising its policies to do away with unlimited lending from the service's full library, Publishers Weekly reports.<p>Is it a coincidence that the change comes just after Valentine's Day? Last …

Macmillan Adds 6,000 New Titles to the Scribd Library

Macmillan has furnished Scribd’s digital library with 6,000 new books. Subscribers now have access to several bestsellers including Wolf Hall by</b> …

Books

Transform Your Yard into a Garden Oasis

Whether your yard features a pool for cooling off or a plant-filled focal point, it’s not too late to transform it into a refreshing <b>oasis</b> for summer. …

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Was Roald Dahl the Best Children’s Author of All Time?

As the movie version of The BFG arrives in theaters, it’s time to re-examine the terrifying but alluring fictonal world created by one of kid lit’s …