You guys, I am so ridiculously excited for audiobook month! In the last year, I have become a true audiobook addict. I explained some of the reasons that I love audiobooks in my post last month. But, honestly, I think that the heart of the matter is that the audiobook industry has evolved so much in the last few years. I think the production quality has improved, and with phones that also function as audio players, there isn't ever a reason to not have a book going.
Summer is a great time to get into audiobooks with all the road trips and beach trips. Sometimes reading a print book on the beach gives me a headache because of the glare from the sand on the sun. But audiobooks allow me to relax and have someone else read for me.
I've got a lot of great things planned for you this month to get you excited about audiobooks.
Free Audiobook Downloads
SYNC has a selection of audiobooks that are available for free downloads. They have published the schedule here (link). The free downloads will begin on June 14 with The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I'm particularly excited about Anna Dressed in Blood and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
June is Audiobook Month Features and Giveaways
I'm teaming up with Page Turners Blog, Wastepaper Prose and Once Upon a Twilight to bring you some great features on the making and marketing of audiobooks, giveaways and audiobook reviews. To kick things off, check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
For the month of June, I'm putting Blogger Confidential on hold to bring a little twist on the series. Instead of bloggers, I'll be interviewing a group of narrators. They will be asked a series of four questions, and each week I'll post their answers to a new question. The group of narrators are really outstanding, and I think you'll really love their unique perspective on recording the books that you love. The post introducing them will go live tomorrow.
Check out the other participating blogs
Mondays: Wastepaper Prose
Tuesdays: Once Upon a Twilight
Thursdays: Page Turners Blog
Fridays: Emily's Reading Room
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