Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: audio

“On Reading Aloud” by Sam Allingham

By Sam Allingham, in the Millions: That being said, there are precious few opportunities in life to read and be read to, and there is something utopian to me about the creation of a site like Librivox, which – unlike Goodreads, which is slowly but surely evolving into yet another marketing arm of Amazon – […]

I’m on CBC Radio Ideas: “Opening the Book”

I was asked to contribute to a CBC Radio documentary done for the show Ideas, called: “Opening the Book.” The doc features James Bridle, Bob Stein, Kylie Mirmohamadi, Sue Martin, and me, and was produced by Dave Redel and Sean Prpick. The book has stayed pretty much the same for over 500 years: a bunch of paper pages between […]

Interview with David Wilk

David Wilk invited me to his Publishing Talks Podcast, to about LibriVox, iambik, libraries, PressBooks, and general future of publishing stuff. Here is the link. And here is the audio [mp3].

Interview with David Wilk

David Wilk invited me to his Publishing Talks Podcast, to about LibriVox, iambik, libraries, PressBooks, and general future of publishing stuff. Here is the link. And here is the audio [mp3].

All My Friends Are Superheroes – Audiobook

Have a listen to a sample of an Iambik Audiobook: All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman Published by Coach House Books, iambik audiobook narrated by Gord Mackenzie. Play Chapter 1 (Right Click/Save As to download).

announcing iambik audiobooks

We launched Iambik Audiobooks today, a new audiobook company loosely based on another project I started moons ago, LibriVox. Iambik’s a bit different though: we’re partnering with publishers to make audio versions of in-copyright books, we’re much more picky about sound quality, and … we want your cold hard cash! You can visit the site […]

arcade fire + premium digital + all sorts of other things that we might add in the title

The Montreal/Texas band Arcade Fire has just released a new album, Suburbs. Arcade Fire is about as big as indie bands get, and their plan is to stay indie – as far as I know. You can buy the new album here: http://www.arcadefire.com/ … And some interesting notes about how you can buy: * Premium […]

Testing the audio tag in HTML5

Life, a poem by Walter Raleigh

Heartwarming Thanks

One of our been-around-for-ages LibriVox volunteers, Gesine, started an initiative to collect and publish on our forums “thank you” notes sent to LibriVox from listeners, a great addition. It’s been more than a year since I recorded anything for LibriVox, and the last thing I did was James Joyce’s “The Dead,” I think the most […]

LibriVox on Final Draft

There was some LibriVoxiness on Australian Radio recently … the “Final Draft” show on Radio 2SER FM, Sydney. It’s up on the web: This week, we’re stepping outside the confines of the printed page and devoting our entire show to the phenomenon of audiobooks. First, we speak to Hugh McGuire, the founder of Librivox, a volunteer-run […]