Authors and Narrators Announce the #Audies2015 Nominees

Our new approach for announcing the Audie Award finalists this year was a great success.  The 27 different authors and narrators who announced our finalists have 14.3 million combined followers and fans on Facebook and Twitter.  We found over 7000 likes, shares or comments on Facebook for the announcements and the hashtag #Audies2015 was used in 1500 tweets with a reach of 5.3 million.

  1. Stephen King — Literary Fiction
  2. James Lee Burke — Mystery
  3. John Scalzi — Fantasy
  4. Jeaniene Frost — Audio Drama
  5. Janis Ian — Autobiography/Memoir
  6. Steve Berry — History/Biography
  7. Wally Lamb — Multi-Voice Performance
  8. Brian D’Arcy James — Solo Narration, Female
  9. Rainbow Rowell — Teen
  10. Kresley Cole — Romance
  11. Brandon Sanderson — Solo Narration, Male
  12. Neil Gaiman — Science Fiction
  13. Adriana Trigiani — Humor
  14. Sue Monk Kidd — Short Stories/Collections
  15. Brad Meltzer — Fiction
  16. James Patterson — Children’s  8-12
  17. David Baldacci — Thriller/Suspense
  18. Kirby Heyborne — Classic
  19. Karin Slaughter — Narration by the Author
  20. Darynda Jones — Paranormal
  21. Tavia Gilbert — Original Work and Personal Development
  22. Scott Brick — Non-Fiction and Business/Educational
  23. Simon Vance — Inspirational Non-Fiction and Children’s Up to 8
  24. Katherine Kellgren — Inspirational fiction
  25. Edoardo Ballerini — Judges Award
  26. Diana Gabaldon — Package Design
  27. Sarah Wendell — Erotica