Audiobooks Get the Chelsea Clinton Bump

AudiobookerWhen Chelsea Clinton named-checked Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Goodnight Moon, and A Wrinkle in Time in her speech introducing her mother at the Democratic National Convention, sales numbers and library holds for those books skyrocketed. Give your audiobook collection an election-season boost with Clinton’s video highlighting the impact of audiobooks on childhood literacy. Clinton has a bit of a family history with audiobooks; after all, both her mom and dad have won Spoken Word Grammy awards for narrating their political memoirs (Hillary Clinton for It Takes A Village in 1996 and Bill Clinton for My Life in 2004).

Don’t forget to feature ALL of the Audio Publishers Association’s “A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes” promotional videos in your social media!



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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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