The Audie Awards 2014

If you weren’t at the Audie Awards May 29th, you missed a phenomenal event. Billy Crystal’s STILL FOOLIN’ ‘EM (Macmillan) won Audiobook of the Year, and narrators Katherine Kellgren and David Pittu won top honors. Check out the full list of winners and finalists here. Author/host Libba Bray was a huge hit, proving with an original…

News, Blog Posts, and Audiobook Articles You May Have Missed (mid June)

Audio is everywhere, Rachel Smalter Hall exalts, in a LIBRARY JOURNAL feature exploring the rapidly expanding audiobook industry. Audiobook SYNC, an annual program drawing in young listeners with contemporary and classic audiobooks, is off to a strong start, widely distributing free audio for the third year summer in a row. The RIVERDALE PRESS celebrates narrator member Robert Fass’s verbal…

Wondering how Audie winners are chosen?

We’ve finally caught our breath after our favorite time of year — the week of APAC and the elegant Audies Gala. This year, out of about 1200 submitted audiobooks, 160 titles in 31 categories competed for an esteemed Audie Award. Out of so many great performances and so many fantastic stories, how were the winners…

Barbara Rosenblat’s Free “Audiobook Audition” Recording

APA members have the opportunity to receive a special learning tool from superstar audiobook narrator Barbara Rosenblat — a 33-minute mp3 recording of Barbara preparing an audiobook audition. In the recording, Barbara narrates the audition process as she familiarizes herself with material; gets a sense of the time, place and characters; and specifies character choices,…

New Board Elected

The May 28th Membership Meeting highlighted details of activities and programing from 2013-14, as well as upcoming initiatives. The APA’s 2014-2015 Officers of the Board:     President: Michele Cobb (MLC Consulting)     Vice President: Linda Lee (Scholastic Audio & Weston Woods Studios)     Vice President of Member Communications: Robin Whitten (AudioFile Publications)     Treasurer: Sean McManus (HarperAudio)     Secretary: Janet…