Counterfit audiobooks in the U.K.

Here’s an article on audiobooks being counterfeited and sold on eBay as bootleg CDs. Lemony Snicket, Harry Potter, Narnia, and Lord of the Rings are mentioned as top sellers. And the U.K. Publisher’s Associations report on e-piracy interestingly states that Science Fiction & Fantasy “accounts for most of the volume of pirated audio books.” Arrr!

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1. kgraff@ala.org' Keir says:

    When I first saw this post, I imagined some shady types blackmailing non-union voice talent into recording knockoff versions–and some unsuspecting buyer pressing play and then shouting, “Hey! That’s not Jim Dale!” But the reality of e-piracy is, alas, more pedestrian than that.

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