Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York Times Best Selling Author Jack Murphy Inks Deal with Beacon Audiobooks

New York Times Best Selling Author Jack Murphy signs deal with Beacon to narrate and distribute his novels “Reflexive Fire”, “Target Deck”, and “Direct Action” as audiobooks.

Author Jack Murphy has recently inked a deal with Beacon Audio Books to narrate and distribute his New York Times Best Selling novels “Reflexive Fire”, “Target Deck”, and “Direct Action” as audiobooks. Jack Murphy is an Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University.

He has also authored numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

Look for Jack Murphy’s novels on audiobook in the Fall of 2014.

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Publishing House Charles River Editors Signs With Beacon Audio Books

Publishing House Charles River Editors has signed a deal with Beacon Audio Books to narrate and distribute over 1100 published novels and autobiographies. Charles River Editors is an independent publisher of thousands of ebooks on Kindle , Nook , Kobo , and Apple iBookstore & provider of original content for third parties.

Set to be released in the near future through Beacon are the biographies of Ronald Reagan, Prince William, Princess Diana, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe and Mike Tyson. Charles River Editors are well known for creating interesting, informative and educational content on the most iconic figures in past and present world history.

Look for these and many more  great titles to be released beginning Fall 2014.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beacon Audiobooks to Release 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup

Beacon Audiobooks is set to release “12 Years A Slave,” the 1853 slave narrative memoir by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release.

“12 Years A Slave” was a recent 3 Time Academy Award Winning Film, winning for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Drama. The film stars Chiwetel   Ejiofor as Solomon Northrup, with Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard all featured in supporting roles.

“12 Years A Slave” is being narrated by Mike Buckholtz and will be available Fall 2014.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Fantasy and Sub-Genres of Horror Author Annie Walls Signs Deal With Beacon

Zombie Apocalypse author Annie Walls signs deal with Beacon Audiobooks to narrate and distribute her Zombie Novels "Taking On The Dead" and "Controlling The Dead" which are part of The Famished Trilogy.

The first two books in the trilogy, " Taking on the Dead" and "Controlling the Dead" are extremely popular with horror and dark fantasy afficionados, and fans of this incredible author are excited to learn that her books will be available in audio format very soon.

This adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping. Beacon Audiobooks is the leader in the narration and distribution of popular novels in audio format, with an incredible roster of professional voice-over actors that have produced hundreds of your favorite book titles.

Look for the audiobooks of Annie Walls to be available at your favorite retailer in the Fall of 2014.

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Matthew Modine Talks Full Metal Jacket Audiobook On The Today Show

Celebrities are the new rock stars of audiobooks. Just look at the big winners at last month's Audies, known as the Oscars of the audiobook industry: Billy Crystal and Pete Seeger, each of whom voiced their own publications. And they're not even the tip of the iceberg: Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Kristen Bell and dozens of other stars are lending their talents to audiobook readings.

“It’s a combination of a couple of things,” says Publishers Weekly editorial director Jim Milliot.

“A lot more books are available by digital download, because they’re cheaper to produce. They've got the knack of doing these at a much lower cost now, so in some ways it really is the golden age of audiobooks.” Revenue for audiobooks has grown 12 percent since 2008, according to a recent IBIS World Study, making it a $1.6 billion industry, and the Audio Publishing Association reported that the number of published titles has nearly doubled in 2013. But using a celebrity to provide the voice lends the production an extra boost.

Matthew Modine has read other peoples’ audiobooks before, but lately has been focusing on his own project: A reading of his collected diary entries from his time filming Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Initially he’d thought about getting another actor with a younger-sounding voice to tell the tale (Modine is 55; he was in his mid-20s when he made the movie). But the audiobook’s producer, Adam Rackoff, convinced him otherwise.

“He thought it would be more compelling to the audience to have the person who wrote the diary bring those words to life,” Modine recalls. “And, hopefully, a greater selling point.” The audiobook is coming out through Beacon Audiobooks.

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