1. The Audiobookmobile hits the road! →

    The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners.

    Keep an ear out for this bookmobile!

  2. Random House Audiobooks | Anne Frank Free Download →

    In honor of what would have been Anne Frank’s birthday, RH is offering a full free audiobook download of The Diary of a Young Girl.

  3. Finalists Announced for 19th Annual Audie Awards →

    The Audio Publishers Association (APA) today announced the finalists for the 19th annual Audie Awards. The winners will be announced on May 29, 2014 at the Audies Gala in New York. The finalists include an eclectic mix such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir My Beloved World, narrated by Rita Moreno (Random House Audio/Books on Tape); Roald Dahl’s beloved Matilda, narrated by Kate Winslet (Penguin Audio); and F. Scott Fitgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, narrated by Jake Gyllenhall (Audible, Inc.). This year also sees a new category being honored: erotica.

    Erotic audiobooks? My ears are burning!

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  4. LJ’s 2013 Best Audiobooks

  5. OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks →

    OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  6. Discovering Audiobooks | #ljAudio →

    For you Twittering Tumblarians, don’t miss our inaugural Twitter chat about audiobooks and libraries, moderated by Media Editor Stephanie Klose tomorrow, September 18, from 2 to 2:30 PM (EDT).

    We’ll focus on “Discovering Audiobooks,” discussing which titles made you a devoted listener, what you recommend to patrons who have never tried audio, and how you help them discover audio holdings on their own.

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    (Source: addtoany.com)

  7. Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Solo Narration—Female
June is Audiobook Month! To celebrate, LJ and audiobook publishers are giving away the nominated books in eight Audie Awards categories, beginning with the Audie for distinction in Solo Narration: Female. To enter the giveaway for all of the audiobooks listed below (on CD or as digital files—your choice, though some titles may be available only as one or the other), listen to the clips and leave a comment on LJ’s website telling us if you think the right narrator was awarded the prize or if you would have given it to someone else. The contest will remain open until June 19 at noon EDT, at which point a winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person, please.

    Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Solo Narration—Female

    June is Audiobook Month! To celebrate, LJ and audiobook publishers are giving away the nominated books in eight Audie Awards categories, beginning with the Audie for distinction in Solo Narration: Female. To enter the giveaway for all of the audiobooks listed below (on CD or as digital files—your choice, though some titles may be available only as one or the other), listen to the clips and leave a comment on LJ’s website telling us if you think the right narrator was awarded the prize or if you would have given it to someone else. The contest will remain open until June 19 at noon EDT, at which point a winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person, please.

  8. Dear Friends

    jennirl:

    We are throwing a party tomorrow night at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and by we i mean Bookrageous, Book Riot, Library Journal Book Review, and Kobo! you should join us.

    Here are the spoils that LJ will present.

  9. Looking for Librarians with Audiobook Experience!

    LJ needs librarians to share their successful audiobook promotion methods great & small for a feature article. Contact MRogers@mediasourceinc.com for more information.

  10. Listening to Books (from n+1) →