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Archive for January, 2010

Sat, January 30th, 2010
Survey time!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks as a physical format: dead or alive? BookScan reports a 19% drop in the purchase of audiobooks in 2009. A recent Publishers Weekly article by Jim Milliot showed that physical sales of audiobooks took a hard hit, while print format sales had only a mild drop in the poor economic climate. Was this a […]

Wed, January 27th, 2010
Calling all authors!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Advocate for audiobooks! Writers who love the spoken word are invited to lead their support of the audiobook publishing community. Here’s the details from the Audio Publishers Association: June is Audiobook Month: Author Advocate Initiative Tapping into the already broad pool of authors who love audiobooks, the APA Communications Committee is launching a widespread media […]

Sat, January 23rd, 2010
Today’s video break: Human flight pod
Posted by: Mary Burkey

NASA’s Puffin personal flying suit brings the Jetsons to life!

Fri, January 22nd, 2010
Solar-powered audio Bibles
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Broadcasting in Haitian Creole, Faith Comes by Hearing spreads the Christian scripture through a solar-powered unit called The Proclaimer, capable of 400 languages. Read more on about this project in Haiti. Thanks SDN, for the link

Thu, January 21st, 2010
Audiobooks in the comics
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tales from the Slush Pile by Ed Briant in Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf newsletter

Tue, January 19th, 2010
Learn to speak Haitian Creole to help
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Those generously donating their skills in Haiti may download Pimsleur Audio Haitian Creole learning courses for FREE here This wonderful effort is through Simon & Schuster, who is generously donating the courses available as download to support the Haitian Relief Effort! What a marvelous use of audiobook technology.

Tue, January 19th, 2010
Best in Children’s & YA Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I’m still thrilled about the Youth Media Awards announcements yesterday morning – especially the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. This year’s Odyssey roster has an interesting theme of multiplicity: Odyssey winner Live Oak Media gathered its second gold medal for Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, Listen & Live Audio now has three […]

Wed, January 13th, 2010
2009′s most downloaded Young Adult & Youth audiobooks & eBooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Thanks, OverDrive, for posting the answer on your blog to my request for youth stats on my post highlighting the top 2009 audiobook & eBook downloads for adults! Here are the top 2009 audiobooks & eBooks for children & teens, downloaded from public library websites: Most Downloaded Juvenile Fiction Audiobooks from the Library (2009) (Title, […]

Wed, January 13th, 2010
Audiobooks & Literacy Toolbox
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Fantastic resources & materials for teachers, librarians, and parents are yours at the click of the mouse on Listening Library / Books on Tape’s website: You’ll find a wide selection of articles ranging from grant writing, to using audiobooks with English Language Learners, to increasing teen listening. Plus, the toolbox provides practical tips for […]

Tue, January 12th, 2010
Stats summary for 2009: OverDrive
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook & eBook use via library download during the past year, for your consideration. And thanks, OverDrive, for answering my request for stats so quickly Now if you could just let me know the Young Adult & Youth titles! There are some pretty interesting (and mind boggling) numbers in the complete press release, but here […]

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