Board Members in Action!

The APA board came together for two days in person in mid-January at meetings hosted at the elegant new Harper Audio offices in Manhattan. A lengthy agenda of topics reviewed in detail included: Reviews of applications for an Executive Director for the APA are ongoing. We expect to wrap interviews in the next couple of weeks. Several applications from highly…

Sound Learning to be highlighted at ALA Midwinter

Ellen Myrick and her team will promote SoundLearningAPA.org at ALA Midwinter in Chicago, offering materials for distribution and a special presentation of recommended titles. Visit the Publishers Spotlight booth 4621 to see the display and encourage librarians you know to do the same, and use #soundlearning together with #alamw15. Special thanks to Myrick Marketing for their contribution in…

Upcoming narrator webinar: Preparing the Audiobook Script

Tuesday, March 10 — 1:30 – 3 p.m. EST with researchers and narrators Heather Anne Henderson and Judith West Register HERE (and remember to use your new log-in info) Skillfully tackling audiobook research means knowing how get pronunciation and dialect info as accurately and efficiently as possible. In this session, veteran narrators and researchers Judith West and Heather Henderson…

2015 Audies Gala & APAC Conference

Audies Finalists to be announced February 11! Watch for the Twitter hashtag #Audies2015. Finalists in one category at a time will be tweeted by some of your favorite writers and audiobook narrators! Registration opens March 16 for APAC 2015, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 at the Javits. The always-popular pre-APAC member social will be held Tuesday, May 26,…

Important Information for APA Members

Access to the Member Portal area of the APA website — AudioPub.org — has recently changed. An email was sent to you with your new user name and password to access the Member Portal. Please note that your previous user name and password are no longer viable and cannot be used going forward. If you did not receive your…

Recorded Books acquires Tantor Audio

The New York Times reported today details of the acquisition of Tantor Media by Recorded Books. This purchase follows Recorded Books’ acquisition of HighBridge Audio in 2014. For the complete New York Times coverage, click here. For details from Publishers Weekly, click here.