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.
April 11, 2016
The survey results are in! Are you listening?
Dodie Ownes, moderator of the March 23 webcast on audiobooks and listeners' advisory, sums up and reflects on the Public and School Library Audiobook survey results.
March 22, 2016
On Listeners’ Advisory
I have been an audiobook listener for most of my life and am always trying to convince others to give audiobooks a try.