Library audiobook survey

Let the industry know the facts about public library use of audiobooks. Here’s a chance for public librarians to let the Audio Publishers Association know about your purchase and use of both physical and downloaded materials for your patrons. Follow this link  <http://www.readersurvey.com/surveys/10002-lib.htm >to a detailed survey that will allow the APA to compile your data and communicate the results to the producers of audiobooks, in conjunction with a sales and a consumer survey. I’ll let you all know the results of the APA 2010 surveys when they are released. If you’d like to see past surveys, visit the APA website and check the “Resources” section. I previously posted a glitchy link – if you have problem with this one, feel free to contact the APA directly at info@audiopub.org. And if you’re looking for an open forum to interact with producers, narrators, authors, librarians, and audiobook fans, don’t forget about the newly-formed Audiobook Community – an open, uncensored, unbranded social network of audiobook aficionados! While you’re there, visit the “Get Caught Listening” discussion for free download links to add to your website to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month!”

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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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