Jul 24, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150724


Welcome to the weekend, not sure about you, but this was a very long week for me, however according to the last article it should have flew by quickly for someone my age!  I started and finished listening to an audio book about Minecraft's business model and was impressed at how quickly I got through a non-fiction book, it normally takes me a lot longer to read. So I was interested to read the article My Job In 5 about the Commissioning Editor- Audio.

I guess you all have heard the news about New Horizons probe reaching Pluto recently, I have, my 10 year old son has been talking about it and waiting for it to arrive for well over 5 years... He was so excited on the day it arrived we almost let him stay up to watch the live feed.  It looks like it will take many years to receive and go through all the data but the IO9 article about Pluto getting promoted is worth the read, for those interested.

So sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy!  I'm sticking with my regular long black this weekend.


  • Pluto is Something Way More Awesome Than a Mere Planet
  • New Survey Shows eBook Buyers in the UK Outnumber Pirates By Fourteen to one
  • People Turn to Facebook and Twitter for Daily News
  • Google Play Books App Now Syncs Notes to Google Drive
  • My Job In 5: Ania Duggan, Commissioning Editor- Audio, Penguin Random House Group UK
  • This Interactive Timeline Explains Why Time Flies By as You Get Older


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Pluto is Something Way More Awesome Than a Mere Planet


space.io9.com - Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler than a mere planet. It’s the largest dwarf planet we know, and one half of the first binary planet system. Pluto didn’t get demoted, it got promoted. Read more...




New Survey Shows eBook Buyers in the UK Outnumber Pirates By Fourteen to one


the-digital-reader.com - he aggressive/hoarder ebook pirate is often held up as the boogeyman of authors and publishers but that individual is rarer than you might think.  Read more...






goodereader.com - Do you visit dedicated websites anymore or are you reading the daily news on Facebook and Twitter? If you are turning to social media you are not alone, Pew has just released a new report that states 63% of US Facebook and Twitter users rely on the social networks as news sources, which is a  11% increase from two years ago. Read more...






Google Play Books App Now Syncs Notes to Google Drive


the-ebook-reader.com - Google has added a handy new feature to their Play Books app for Android and iOS that gives users the option to sync notes, highlights, and bookmarks to Google Drive. After you turn on the new notes saving feature in the Play Books settings menu, all your notes and highlights get organized into a Google Doc for each book, which automatically gets saved to your Google Drive account whenever the app syncs.  Read more...



My Job In 5: Ania Duggan, Commissioning Editor- Audio, Penguin Random House Group UK


thebookseller.com - Casting the voices is fascinating. To ensure the right fit, I think about whether the book is fiction or non-fiction, what the characters are like, the tone I want to convey and who our listeners will be. I also love attending recordings and seeing the actors at work in the studio, bringing a book to life. Audiobook narration is a serious skill: recordings usually take several days. I’m always impressed by narrators doing dialogue between characters, changing their tone to convey different personalities.  Read more... 



lifehacker.com - Did it seem like this year was shorter than the last? This interactive timeline explains how your brain’s perception of time might be changing more and more as you get older to make it seem like time is passing by faster than it really is. Read more... 



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