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Archive for November, 2010

Mon, November 22nd, 2010
A cautionary tale
Posted by: Mary Burkey

For those of you who fear the end of physical formats… HarperCollins has discontinued its e-audio & e-book store. Those who purchased titles have just 30 days to realize that materials that they have paid for but were stored on the company’s servers must be downloaded and archived. Harper Audio was one of the first […]


Thu, November 18th, 2010
OverDrive promo poster
Posted by: Mary Burkey

If your library features downloads via OverDrive, take advantage of this great printable poster to promote the services available for your patrons. Add in the eBook Device Cheat Sheet for staff members who are fielding questions about eReaders compatable with OverDrive  library downloads, plus this Cheat Sheet comparing the major eBook readers from librarian Matt […]


Tue, November 16th, 2010
On NPR: Master narrator George Guidall
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Art Of Storytelling Alive And Well In Audio Books by Lynn Neary features beloved audiobook icon George Guidall reflecting on the power of the spoken word, in both print and as an extended podcast on the NPR website. Guidall is one of the audiobook world’s most prolific voices, with over 900 titles to his […]


Fri, November 12th, 2010
Free eBooks from OverDrive + LibriVox = no-cost enhanced digital books
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Good news for libraries looking for cost-savings and cutting edge digital content. OverDrive Media’s 15,000 titles from Project  Gutenberg are free to add to your collection. This large addition of adult & children’s  classics boost the digital content available to your patrons. OverDrive has released this eBook Device Cheat Sheet for libraries & patrons, noting […]


Wed, November 10th, 2010
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Spilling Ink
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A non-fiction audiobook with tips and guidance for young writers, in a light-hearted duet recording by authors Anne Mazer & Ellen Potter. Watch this sneak peek into the recording of Spilling Ink, from Full Cast Audio: I seem to be on a video kick this week! But I love to see & hear what goes […]


Tue, November 9th, 2010
Today’s Video Break: Jennifer Egan & Michele Cobb
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Egan, author of The Invisible Circus, Look at Me (a finalist for the National Book Award), and The Keep, discusses her newest title A Visit From the Goon Squad with AudioGo’s Michele Cobb at last summer’s Get Caught Listening interviews during BookExpo America. Sit back and enjoy this conversation where both author & audiobook producer […]


Mon, November 8th, 2010
Simon Vance & Stephanie Ciccarelli
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s an extensive interview on audiobook narration featuring Booklist’s “Voice of Choice” Simon Vance. Voices.com’s Stephanie Ciccarelli interviews Simon, in a webinar conversation that lasts for over an hour – you can listen to the interview, or read the transcription. Simon includes tips for aspiring narrators, and gives his fans an inside look at his […]


Sat, November 6th, 2010
Today’s Video Break: Willem’s Pigeon as Principal?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This is so adorable!  Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is the inspiration for an original story & video created by Kristi Hazelrigg, librarian at Parkview Elementary in Oklahoma City. And for all you Willems fans, be sure to check out this post featuring an interview with Mo & Trixie by Weston […]


Fri, November 5th, 2010
Audiobook Club: Franzen’s Freedom on Facebook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Macmillan Audio loves book clubs. Book Group Buzz featured  their programing with public librarians in this post by Kaite Stover, and I’ve featured the perfect partnership between audiobooks &  book groups in this post. Now Macmillian has kicked off a Facebook discussion of Jonathan Franzen’s critically-acclaimed Freedom – a great way for libraries to dip […]





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