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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Elmore Leonard and Albert Murray, Barnes and Noble’s Nook reversal, the largest publishers in the world, high school reading lists through the years, and new ways to experience…well you’ll just have to listen. This week’s episode is sponsored by Panorama City by Antoine Wilson and Audible. Get a free audiobook credit at

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Links discussed in the show:

Barnes & Noble reverses Nook strategy

Indiegogo to fund Vibease–vibrator synced to adult audiobooks

Google wants to patent audio trigger points for digital reading

Major publishes says piracy doesn’t harm ebook sales 

Statistics about students’ reading

Publishers Weekly stats on the world’s 60 largest book publishers

Megan Mayhew Bergman partners with Medium and Ploughshares, invites readers to advise as she writes a short story Choose Your Own Adventure-style

Books discussed:

Albert Murray: Omni Americans, Train Whistle Guitar, and Trading Twelves

Audiobook: Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

What in God’s Name? by Simon Rich, also The Last Girlfriend on Earth

Trash Can Days by Teddy Steinkellner


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