Titles by Cook and Lutz, an introspective character study from Parks, and a nuanced and loving relationship between mother and daughter, Louisa May Alcott and Marmee
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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. A selection of categories are below; the complete list can be found on the Audies site. Audiobook of the Year AMERICAN GROWN Michelle Obama Read by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, [...]
The audiobook industry continues to grow in near-equal measure in both the library and retail sectors, with the Audio Publishers Association (APA) ballparking sales at an all-time high of $1.2 billion. Libraries are in a real position to take advantage of the trend. Yet with diminished AV budgets, limited title and format availability, and a constant influx of competing downloadable and streaming offerings from the consumer realm, the prospect can be daunting. For libraries wanting to reap the benefits of increased awareness and discovery of their audio holdings, LJ spotlights some best practices in audiobook promotion, discusses some of the challenges inherent to the medium, and proposes new ways of thinking about audio that might even make it a catalyst for moving print.