October 28, 2019

Writing Contest: Holiday Double Chocolate Stories

Tellables is excited to announce our Holiday writing contest. As with our Halloween Writing Contest, we’re looking for stories we can publish in our “My Box of Chocolates” voice / audio experience on Amazon Alexa. We’re offering cash prizes!   First Prize of $100  Second Prize of $50  Third Prize of $25   Amazon Alexa – Why You May Want to Give It a Chance […]
October 24, 2019

Halloween Box 2 and Contest Winners!

Announcing the Winners! Our judges have selected the winning entries of our Halloween Writing Contest. We’re pleased to announce the winning authors and their chocolate stories:   1st Place: PJ Devlin -“Final Butter Cream”  2nd Place: Elana Mugdan – “Dark Chocolate Witch”  3rd Place (Tied): Jemi Fraser – “Halloween Pecan Cluster”  3rd Place (Tied): Kelly Abell – “Coiffed Confection”  Judge’s “Nostalgia” Award: Janet Shawgo – […]
October 4, 2019

Halloween Box First Edition

What’s Inside the Box? Our latest box of chocolates is all about Halloween. Savor the candies as you hear our chocolatiers talk about what happened in their chocolate shops over the Halloween season. Amber’s Halloween turned out to be more stressful than expected. Brandon was forced to confront some inner demons. Opal and Archie had several interesting customer encounters that you won’t want to miss. […]
September 30, 2019

What’s a Conversational Story?

In this post we’ll describe the new art form of “conversational stories”, which are enabled by speech recognition technologies powering the latest generation of voice assistants. Our Definition of a Conversational Story We call ourselves a publisher of conversational stories. What do mean by conversational stories? Conversational Storytelling is made possible by platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The underlying technology allows a […]
September 6, 2019

Writing Contest: Halloween Chocolate Story

Fall is almost here. Leaves will soon be turning colors, pumpkins will adorn porches, and children will don their spooky apparel before heading out into the night. Halloween Chocolate Stories It’s time for some spooky stories; or at least some Halloween action in our chocolate shops. To help fill our next assortment of conversational stories with tasty Halloween-themed tales, we’re running a writing contest. We’re […]
September 3, 2019

Preview of our Conversational Storytelling Workshop at Digital Book World

Next week brings us the exciting Digital Book World Conference, one of the great events managed by Score Publishing, the same team that’s bringing us Project Voice in January. Digital Book World 2019 We’re excited to be offering a workshop for authors at the upcoming Digital Book World in Nashville, TN. The pre-conference workshop, titled “Writing Conversational Stories for Emerging Tech Platforms“ is scheduled for September 9th at 1:30pm in […]
September 2, 2019

Writing a “Transformational” Story for the “My Box of Chocolates” Voice App

How do you write a compelling story for a voice app centered around chocolatiers and their chocolate shops? For that matter, how do you craft any compelling story that’s designed to be heard, not read? That’s what we’ll explore in this post. But first!!… If you haven’t yet read our Author Tips page, we recommend you start by reading through those tips before you continue. […]
August 23, 2019

Assortment 9: Women’s Equality Day!

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day In the U.S. we celebrate Women’s Equality on August 26th. What’s special about that day? A century ago, that date marked an important milestone in the march for women’s civil rights. You can learn more by listening to the first candy story in the box! One of our regular contributing authors suggested we use this occasion to present an assortment of […]
July 30, 2019

VOICE 2019 Wrap-Up

Tellables was a startup sponsor and exhibitor at last week’s VOICE Summit 2019, hosted by the team at Modev. We had a terrific time in Newark at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where we had Table 1 in Startup Alley (the best location in the house!). Here are our key conference takeaways: Voice-First Content Is a Paradigm Shift Voice technology is still new and […]