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2016 Audie Award Finalists: Audiobook of the Year and More

2016 Audie Award Finalists: Audiobook of the Year and More

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the premier level of Audies Awards: Audiobook of the Year, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production. This is the first year that the three awards for excellence will be announced at the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC), which will be held on May […]

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Kirby Heyborne: Booklist’s 2015 Voice of Choice

Versatile audiobook virtuoso Kirby Heyborne has voiced over 300 audiobooks, picking up accolades galore. His amazing performances on the 2012 and 2014 Odyssey Award winners Rotters and Scowler, both written by Daniel Kraus and published on audio by Listening Library, stand out as benchmarks of excellence. Heyborne’s the absolutely perfect person to be recognized as this year’s “Voice of Choice,” […]

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Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists Announced

Two premiere awards given by the Audio Publishers Association will be named at the annual Audies Awards on May 28th, and today the nominees were released. As a current Audies Award judge, I know that this year’s roster of nominees for the 30 individual category Audies Awards contains the very best in audio enjoyment. As […]

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!
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Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Hear Stephen Colbert read “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury for free thanks to this post on the i09 website, which includes the Colbert segment from Symphony Space’s A Touch of Magic Selected Shorts (NPR, 2010). Plus a link to even more Bradbury freebies! “The Grownup Pleasure of Bedtime Stories: Audiobooks Will Read Adults to Sleep,” […]

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Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!

Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!

The good (listener engagement), the bad (dry mouth), and the ugly (woofing the mic) – just a few format-specific, audio-advisory terms in an extensive list of lingo I first compiled as Chair of the American Library Association’s inaugural  Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production in 2007. Most book lovers are comfortable with literary terms from their […]

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Freebie Friday: Webinars boost discovery of new & classic audio & print titles

Freebie Friday: Webinars boost discovery of new & classic audio & print titles

Literature lovers can find totally FREE online events to pursue live or archived suggestions for terrific titles across genres. Sign up TODAY for the upcoming “The Play’s the Thing (on Audio)” webinar on May 15, where Stacy Keach— accomplished actor of stage and screen—will discuss what it’s like to record plays live and how the ultimate goal […]

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Tim Federle on narrating his audiobook, with a shout-out to ALA’s Odyssey, Notable Children’s Recordings & Stonewall Awards

Tim Federle on narrating his audiobook, with a shout-out to ALA’s Odyssey, Notable Children’s Recordings & Stonewall Awards

I love video interviews with authors and narrators, and this one is doubly-good, as Broadway star author Tim Federle gives an insider’s looks at the his self-narrated audiobooks Better Nate Than Ever and sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!  The first title racked up three American Library Association recognitions – an Odyssey Honor, a place on the Notable Children’s Recordings […]

Audiobooks in the News

Audiobooks in the News

A roundup of links for audiobook aficiandos. Great coverage on the changing world of audiobook production & publishing in Book Business magazine. Check out pages 20-25:  http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/?i=201308&p=20 Slate magazine continues its outstanding Audio Book Club with this enlightening print & podcast interview with author Bruce Holsinger and narrator Simon Vance:  http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2014/03/audiobook_narrator _simon_vance_and_author_bruce_holsinger_discuss_audio.html Vogue magazine highlights TV and […]

Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology

Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology

New media = new methods for a growing industry. Audiobook publishing is booming, with Audio Publishers Association statistics noting 6 million more audiobooks were sold in 2012 than were sold in 2011, representing a 13.5% increase in revenue reported by the publishers who shared data for both 2011 and 2012. The sales growth can be attributed in part […]

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On writing The Wolves of Midwinter theme song for Anne Rice

On writing The Wolves of Midwinter theme song for Anne Rice

Mary Fahl shares how audio production can go beyond the narrator behind a mic, by enhancing the experience with an original musical setting, on Random House Audio’s The Wolves of Midwinter. On the American Songwriter blog, Fahl explains that it all started when the singer-songwriter, and long-time Rice fan, gave a copy of her album Love & Gravity to the novelist […]

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