September 22, 2018

Author Spotlight: Barbara Samuels

Author Spotlight: Barbara Samuels Welcome to our first author spotlight, where you’ll get the inside story on independent authors whose content is featured in voice apps by Tellables. Award-Winning Humorist The first spotlight features Barbara Samuels, an award-winning humorist from the Treasure Coast of Florida. […]
September 11, 2018

Digital Book World and Voice First Fiction

Digital Book World is just a few weeks away. This year’s premier event for digitally-aware authors takes place in Nashville, TN and is produced under the new management of Score Publishing and its leader Bradley Metrock. Metrock and the team at VoiceFirst.FM, in addition to […]
August 19, 2018

Stories As A Service?

What’s so compelling about stories? Lots of things! But three reasons people love fictional tales are because they: Help satisfy our natural curiosity about other people’s lives Offer temporary relief from our own daily concerns Provide us with the pleasure of feeling empathy for another […]
July 3, 2018

Tricky Teacher Now Available on Alexa!

Tellables is pleased to announce the launch of our new kid-friendly Amazon Alexa skill: Tricky Teacher. The skill follows the game formula of our popular Tricky Genie game. Children are encouraged to apply higher level thinking skills as they sort through three lesson books to […]
April 30, 2018

Voice First Fiction

Today I launched a new blog called Voice First Fiction. I plan to explore the emerging world of fictional content created specifically for voice-driven devices, such as smart speakers and intelligent assistants. As more people gain access to devices that understand spoken language, and that […]
March 19, 2018

SXSW 2018 – Wow!

I traveled to Austin last week to experience my first SXSW. If you’re in the tech space and have never gone to a SXSW conference, I highly recommend it. The great thing about this event is how it brings together creative people from so many […]
March 8, 2018

Women in Voice First

In honor of International Women’s Day, the team at Amazon Alexa put together a blog post showcasing some of the women in the voice first space. Voice first is the term used to describe the new wave of smart devices that can understand what we […]
March 1, 2018

Alexa, Let’s Chat

This week James Vlahos published a piece in Wired offering a behind the scenes look at the Alexa Prize and those who participated.  Inside the Alexa Prize is both a great read and a good non-techy introduction into the challenges of designing truly conversational machines. […]
February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day

In honor of the approaching Valentine’s Day, we’ve added targeted new content to both our Tricky Genie and Fake History voice apps. Open Fake History to play a game focusing on Valentine’s Day of 1876. That’s the day that Alexander Graham Bell filed his patent […]