Ingram MyiLibrary Audiobooks go to war

3,000 downloadable audiobooks plus 500 eBooks are available to all military branches worldwide through a Department of Defense agreement with Ingram Content Group. Now all military personnel, and their dependents, can download titles from major publishers to any digital device through portals maintained by the DOD’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation branch library web sites. Ingram’s MyiLbrary is a strong competitor with OverDrive Media and NetLibrary, and Ingram’s collaboration with the DOD takes them into a robust and growing audiobook market segment – witness this Publishers Weekly article on Playway’s sales of over one million audiobooks through their DOD contracts. Read Ingram’s complete press release here, and learn about the Wyoming State Library’s innovative outreach to the military here. Good news for both the audiobook industry and our troops!

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About the Author:

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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