Sync Audiobook Awesomeness!

Classics paired with hot YA literature – FREE downloads all summer! Feature this promotion on your library website, in your school summer reading materials, for your book club members, and pass along to your social media connections. You just can’t get any better than Sync – sixteen terrific titles at no cost, in a easy MP3 download that can be played on just about any cell phone, media player, ereader, or computer. There’s a full press kit here with downloadable bookmarks, posters, newsletters, logos and more.

Participants must become a member of the Audiobook Community and join the SYNC group within the community – NO NEED for credit card number or age limits. During the summer, the Sync group will host discussions and chats about the downloaded titles – a ready-made online audiobook club for your patrons! Terrific for teachers, students, families, teens, never-before audiobook listeners, or audiobook addicts looking for great new titles. Plus, the downloads are managed by OverDrive, so Sync group members can become acquainted with your public library’s download provider. Each pair of titles is available for just one week. If you’re afraid you’ll forget to download, just text syncya to 25827 to receive text alert reminders!

Thanks to audiobook publishers AudioGO, Blackstone Audio, Bolinda Audio, Brilliance Audio, Harper Audio, Listen & Live, Listening Library/BOT, Naxos Audio, Oasis Audio, Scholastic Audio, Tantor Audio and the Audiobook Community for promoting audio literature.

Here’s the complete list of titles:

SYNC Titles
Summer 2011

Available June 23 – June 29
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Available June 30 – July 6
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Trial by Franz Kafka

Available July 7 – July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

Available July 14 – July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf Translated by Francis B. Gummere

Available July 21 – July 27
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Available July 28 – August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller

Available August 4 – August 10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Available August 11 – August 17
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor



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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  1.' Jana says:

    Wow!! This is awesome. I just booktalked audiobooks to some eighth graders. This will be a perfect addition! Putting it on my blog right now.

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