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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

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Thu, April 10th, 2014
Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for recognition as the top audiobooks of the year, to be announced at the 2014 Audies Award Gala, the “Oscars of Audiobooks.” Check out this Audiobooker post for the nominees in all 29 award categories. Here are highlight’s of today’s press release about the premier Audies awards: […]


Mon, March 31st, 2014
Audiobooks in the News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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 […]


Thu, March 13th, 2014
Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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 […]


Sat, March 8th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobooks coming to 3M Cloud Library
Posted by: Mary Burkey

More options for audio. Findaway World, the parent company of  Playaway, has partnered with the 3M Cloud Library to offer 40,000 eAudiobook titles though 3M’s established library download interface & app,  and all eAudio titles will be compatible on all devices. This new enhancement to the 3M Cloud Library will debut at the American Library Assoication’s PLA […]


Thu, February 27th, 2014
Fascinating! Origins of recording the oral tradition, lost & now found
Posted by: Mary Burkey

“New Sounds, Old Voices“, written by Jacob Mikanowski in this week’s New Yorker, holds interest for recording techies and audiobook historians alike. Mikanowski follows the research path of Carl Haber, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the MacArthur genius grant for his work on sound restoration. Haber and his team have developed a technology which […]


Wed, February 26th, 2014
Audiobook news you can use: OverDrive coming to Roku
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Check out free streaming video & audiobooks from your library and enjoy on Roku. OverDrive will roll out its free Roku channel later this year, and those attending the PLA Conference can have a sneak preview March 11-15 in Indianapolis. Here’s a quote from the full press release: Libraries and schools that have MP3 audiobooks […]


Tue, February 18th, 2014
Looking for the best in audiobooks? 2014 Audies finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Judged by the Audio Publishers Association: 29 categories, with 5 or 6 finalists in each – a terrific batch of titles to add to your listening list or promote in your library. There’s something for everyone, with recommendations from children’s audios to business titles, erotica to faith-based fiction. I’ve had the privilege to judge quite […]


Sun, December 15th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part three
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This year’s best youth audiobooks, as selected as the American Library Association Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice list, with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as the top of the list. So many great audios, with a strong emphasis on teen titles, reflecting the explosion of interest in the YA & crossover market. My wishlist for 2014 would include many more releases […]


Sat, December 14th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part two
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice, the 13 best audiobooks for adults, with The Boys in the Boat as the best of the bunch. Sure-fire listens for audio connoisseurs and must-have titles for libraries. Congratulations to the publishers & narrators of these excellent titles! And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Khaled […]


Sat, December 7th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part one
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Spoken Word Grammy nominations are announced! Here’s the full list of 2014 Grammy Nominations, a great tool for finding the year’s best recordings and creating patron lists & displays. Congratulations to audiobooks recognized in the Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, […]





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