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Tantor in the news & the top downloads of September:

A great story featuring Kevin & Laura Colebank, co-founders of Tantor Media, in the article “Audio Book Firm Makes Itself Heard” by Anthony Cronin which profiles the company that is a

“successful business that today employs 75 and produces 50 new titles a month from its Old Saybrook headquarters. Not bad for a husband-and-wife team that had no prior experience in the industry. In one decade, Tantor Audiobooks has transformed itself from a small startup with three people (including the husband-and-wife team and his brother) into a major independent audiobook publisher on the East Coast, with a roster of more than 70 narrators across the country and a wall full of industry awards and honors.”

And OverDrive Media releases the September stats that highlight the top downloads of both audiobooks & ebooks, for adults & kids/teens. Great variety of titles, all in all. Thanks heavens the Hunger Games trilogy has made it to the the juvenile audiobook list! But geeze, is there NO putting a stake through the heart of those Meyer vampires??? Thirty three weeks on the juvenile top ten, along with Percy Jackson. And so interesting to see the adult & juvenile nonfiction titles, too. A reminder to me to get some foreign language audio titles, ASAP!

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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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