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Posted by: Mary Burkey
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!