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Meg Cabot + Twitter = Audiobook Awesomeness

Your tweets + Cabot = collaborative storytelling. BBC Audiobooks America’s first Twitter audiobook, Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry, was kicked off by Neil Gaiman, completed by the Twitterverse, and narrated by Katherine Kellgren. You can download the audiobook for free on the BBCAA web site or from iTunes. BBCAA’s new venture into the Twittersphere will take place Feb. 16.  I will totally have my thumbs at the ready on my cell phone keyboard – I can’t wait to see how Meg Cabot kicks off this fantastic project. Be sure to spread the word to the teen & tween audiobook fans in your life! Here are the details from BBC Audiobooks America:

You can write an original audiobook story on Twitter with #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Meg Cabot Starting February 16 at Noon EST, Meg Cabot (@megcabot) will launch a special round-robin interactive storytelling experience. She’ll tweet the first line of the story and then the rest is up to you! Just login to your Twitter account (registration is free) to tweet your own suggested sentence to continue the tale.    How Does it Work? Read the opening line of the story tweeted by Meg and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/BBCAA to tweet the possible next sentence of the story (tweets must be 140 characters or less) like this:@BBCAA Your Tweet Here #bbcawdio We’ll read all of the suggested lines and retweet the ones that best continue the story in real time. This special choose-your-own-adventure style story will also be chronicled here on our blog daily as the story unfolds with its myriad twists and turns created by YOU! What Happens Next? When our story winds down, we’ll edit the contributions and compile a script, then head into the studio to record and produce the audiobook. The final audiobook will be downloadable free on our website and also available as a digital download at iTunes and other audiobook retailers. (Please see our legal release for further rules and information.) About Meg Cabot Meg Cabot is the is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five series and books for both adults and tweens/teens, selling more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her upcoming release is Runaway, the third novel in her Airhead series for Young Adults with Scholastic Books. Among her titles are The Princess Diaries, Jinx, Size 12 is Not Fat, and Queen of Babble. She lives in Key West. Visit her blog at www.megcabot.com. Stay tuned to this blog and our Twitter page (@BBCAA) for updates, news, giveaways and more!

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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. janawarnell@hotmail.com' Jana says:

    After seeing all the awards that the Bloody Jack audiobooks keep getting, year after year, I had to listen to one. Outstanding! She is a great narrator!

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