Reading Sounds: A new book and website on closed captioning

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Check out Reading Sounds, my new book on closed captioning. The supplemental website at includes over 500 video examples discussed in the book.

In the spring of 2012, I stopped updating this site and put all of my energy into writing the book that this site made possible. Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture grew directly out of the blog posts on this site.

On the eve of the book’s release in paperback and ebook versions , I want to invite visitors to this site to check out the supplemental website for the book at includes over 500 video clips and a number of images and tables from the book. The website also includes new blog posts, such as this post on artful subtitles in Night Watch.


— Sean Zdenek