December 21, 2018

Chocolate Assortment No. 2

Has the holiday season got you primed for delicious goodies? Well, add our upcoming Chocolate Assortment No. 2 to your list. Starting January 1st, you can feast on this delicious combination of virtual candies and matching bite-sized stories by saying: “Alexa, open my box of chocolates!” Humorous Holiday Stories Assortment 2 contains a dozen humorous stories spanning several themes. Our chocolatier characters Coco and Archie […]
December 13, 2018

Magic Leap’s Human Avatar

Avatars in Mixed Reality Magic Leap, the well-funded mixed reality startup with headquarters in Plantation, FL, recently provided a glimpse into the future. While the demos were heavy on mixed reality games, including imaginary robots battling in your living room, perhaps the most intriguing segment involved Mica, the human avatar. To see and interact with Mica, you first need to put on the Magic Leap […]
November 28, 2018

My Box of Chocolates is Live on Alexa!

Alexa, Open My Box of Chocolates! You can now ask Alexa to “open my box of chocolates” and she’ll introduce you to our new experiment in conversational stories. Pick a chocolate and enjoy a fun story to go along with the candy. Still Experimenting to Find the Best Ingredients Like any chocolatier worth their salt, the team at Tellables is still searching for new and […]
November 14, 2018

Wanted – Funny Stories!

Tellables is actively seeking author submissions for our new conversational story experience, soon to launch on the Amazon Alexa platform. Our box of chocolates voice app offers listeners amusing bite-sized stories, each paired with a virtual chocolate candy. What We’re Looking For For the chocolate box voice app we’re specifically looking for humorous stories that run about 200 words. While topics can vary, the general […]
October 22, 2018

Can Robots Tell Stories?

Robots as Storytellers? Can robots tell stories? And do we even want them to? These are questions I’ve been exploring since founding Tellables over a year ago. I think the answer to both questions is “yes.” Robot voices, even with the current technical limitations, might be able to tell certain types of stories, carefully crafted by talented human authors. The resulting experience could be a […]
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. Her work has been published in magazines, trade journals, and anthologies. She is the 2013 Robert Benchley Humor Award winner, […]
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 all their other writer-focused offerings, have been at the forefront of the voice first ecosystem. They held the first Alexa […]
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 person, even if that person is a fictional character People who like stories seek them out in many different places, […]
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 find the one with the correct answer. As with our Tricky Genie voice game, the Tricky Teacher skill offers lots […]