It’s Audiobook Month!
June is Audiobook Month as designated by the Audiobook Publishers Association. The APA’s website mentions a few ways for audiobook fans to get involved and spread audiobook awareness. The APA’s mission is as follows, quoted directly from their site:
Formed in 1987, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade association that advocates the common, collective business interests of audio publishers. The APA consists of audio publishing companies and allied suppliers, distributors, and retailers of spoken word products and allied fields related to the production, distribution and sale of audiobooks.
Advocacy: Promote policies and activities to create greater awareness and accelerate audiobook industry growth.
Events: Deliver programs and services that serve the common business interests for all members.
Networking: Serve as a networking, educational, and informational forum for members.
Standards: Advocate and guide for high quality production value.
Some ways of promoting and connecting with other listeners include diving into the following hashtags.
Below is a quick guide to some of our audiobook related posts.
This year marks the second year that we’re participating in the Audiobook Challenge as a team. This challenge is hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. Check out our goals for this year, and see how we fared in last year’s challenge. And it’s never too late to join this challenge if you’re interested.
Last year, I took the opportunity to make some of June’s Top Ten Tuesday challenges fit in with Audiobook month, as well as sharing ten speculative podcasts that readers might enjoy.
Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened to in 2015
Top Ten Audiobooks on My TBR Pile for Summer 2015
Top Ten Most Anticipated (Audiobook) Releases For the Rest of 2015
Ten Podcasts for Fans of Speculative Literature
We were very fortunate to feature an interview with one our favorite audiobook narrators, Simon Vance, during June last year.
Finally, be sure to check out our audiobook tag for more reviews and audiobook related posts.