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Audible Sync Time with an Apple Watch

Audible Sync Time with an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch enables me to be reachable in an emergency while granting some needed time away from the incessant disruptions that resonate from my phone.  I have turned off most of the watch notifications and found the form factor does not lend itself to be a meaningful distraction.  I am looking forward to Spotify’s offline sync for the Apple Watch when it is released.  But for now, I have been taking podcasts with me on my walks.  Now, I…

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Read More by Listening

Read More by Listening

I love to read, but it is nearly impossible to read as much as I wish.  Between professional and personal obligations, there is not enough hours during a day.  Unfortunately, the volume of brand new material released every year does not allow me to see my reading list dwindle very far.  For every book I knock off the list, it seems like I add two or three new ones to take its place.  This does not even account for the…

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Successes in Self-Publishing

Successes in Self-Publishing

Everyone loves a success from scratch story, and I am no different.  I have been reading about authors that are beginning to self-publish.  This trend has traditional publishers nervous to say the least.  I can completely understand publishers’ concerns about losing their authors and book sales.  For the authors, I completely understand why they are beginning to push into the self-publishing space.  Why give a majority of the proceeds away from the book sales to the publisher and deal with…

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Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Amazon.com announced a few days ago that Kindle users would be able to lend books to other Kindle users. I cannot say that I was surprised by this move, as its competitors are farther down the road than Amazon. What did surprise me was the allowance of Kindle applications to participate in the lending program. I feared Amazon would restrict this to device owners as a way to promote device sales. What is truly disappointing is the single lend rule. It is reasonable to restrict…

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