April 6, 2020

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

Today I’m thankful to be able to share some positive news for librarians and readers alike — SYNC Audiobooks for Teens is returning for the 11th year! 

March 27, 2020

Socially distant company with audiobooks

Audiobooks will be more than a chance for learning, they will also provide extra company when we're feeling isolated. Here are some of the strategies I’m using to look for more (and different) audiobooks. I hope these search tips are useful for you and your readers.

July 30, 2019

Appeal terms for audiobooks

This spring, a dedicated team of audiobook-listening librarians from NoveList’s Book Discovery department eagerly began immersing themselves in all things audiobooks.  “Why?” you might ask.  Well, to expand our audiobook appeal vocabulary of course! 



 

April 18, 2018

Listen up and get in SYNC!

Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone say that listening to an audiobook is not reading. Parents and librarians -- repeat after me: Audiobooks.Are.NOT.Cheating!

February 1, 2018

Find audiobooks to get kids reading

Have you tried promoting audiobooks to all of your patrons? The benefits of audiobooks for young people and students are many. Reassure reluctant parents that audiobooks aren’t cheating -- and try some of our strategies for finding just the right listen.

April 11, 2016

Help audiobook fans find the perfect listen

Listen up, can you hear that? It’s the sound of the exploding popularity of audiobooks. In 2015, 55 million Americans listened to an audiobook -- that’s 41% of all Americans. In 2014, over 25,000 audiobook titles were published. And those numbers keep growing. Audiobooks are on the rise, and there’s no sign of slowing down.

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