Did you know June Is Audiobook Month?
This campaign reaches out directly to consumers to increase the number
of audiobook listeners and generally raise awareness for the entertainment and educational benefits of the audiobook experience.
In 2011, the APA will celebrate Audiobook Month in several ways:
Author Advocate initiative
Tapping into the already broad pool of
authors who love audio, the APA will launch a widespread media initiative with
participating publishers by recruiting authors as advocates for increasing audiobook awareness.
This initiative will have two goals:
- Increase media coverage of audio throughout the spring leading up to June
- A June 1st social media campaign in which authors and narrators will discuss their
experiences with audiobooks on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other various websites.
2011 BEA Audiobook Tea
APA returned to a fan favorite format in 2011 – the audiobook tea at Book Expo America (BEA). This panel discussion featured the perspectives of four very unique authors who shared their experiences with audio. Attendees, mostly librarians from across the country, commented that they learned a great deal about the process of recording an audiobook, the inspiration behind the writing and narration process and interesting tidbits from the authors themselves.
Star Jones, television personality, former prosecutor, and now author of the thriller, Satan's Sisters, hosted the discussion panel which included the following authors: Tony Horwitz (author of Confederates in the Attic, A Voyage Long and Strange, Blue Latitudes, and Midnight Rising); Karin Slaughter (author of the Grant County series and Fallen) and Brad Meltzer (author of The Book of Fate, The Book of Lies and The Inner Circle).
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