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Promotions & Events ALA Midwinter 2019: FREE audiobook signings & events with your favorite authors & narrators

We’re headed to Seattle to celebrate libraries, librarians, authors, and audiobooks, and to hear some exciting awards news. Can’t make it to Seattle? Follow us on Twitter @BOTLibrary to see what we’re up to!

As if you need an excuse to stay caffeinated in Seattle, our schedule is chock-full of exciting events audiobook fans won’t want to miss! Find audio collection development ideas and listening swag in our Penguin Random House booth #701 including posters, our popular desk calendar strips, notebooks, ear warmers, bookmarks, and buttons! And don’t miss these exciting activities at the show including Sunday’s Penguin Random House Book Buzz:


DEBBIE MACOMBER AUDIOBOOK SIGNING
Saturday, January 26
2 – 2:45 pm
Books on Tape Booth #701

First 100 attendees receive a FREE signed audiobook of Debbie’s bestseller, Cottage by the Sea, read by Karissa Vacker

“Vacker smoothly takes listeners on a life-affirming journey in Macomber’s tale of grief and hope’s resurgence.”—Booklist


INSIDE THE AUDIOBOOK STUDIO
Saturday, January 26
3 – 3:50 pm
PopTop Stage

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Authors Debbie Macomber and Beau L’Amour, veteran narrator Scott Brick, and Penguin Random House Audio producer Laura Wilson take you behind the scenes to share how audiobooks are recorded.

BEAU L’AMOUR and SCOTT BRICK AUDIOBOOK SIGNING
Saturday, January 26
4 – 5 pm
Books on Tape Booth #701

First 100 attendees receive a FREE signed audiobook of Louis L’Amour’s long-lost first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed by his son, Beau L’Amour, and read by Scott Brick

“Brick’s narration of this pre-WWII maritime drama draws every bit of grit and stoic focus to the surface…the listener is easily carried away on the swells, over the crests, and through the troughs as the story journeys along. Brick’s performance makes this an easy entry point for new listeners.”—Booklist

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE & BOT BOOK BUZZ
Sunday, January 27
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Washington State Convention Center, TCC-Chelan 2

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Join the Library Marketing and BOT Teams to receive ARCs, Tote Bags, Raffle Prizes, and get a sneak peek at the books and audios sure to drive your hold lists. Mimosas and snacks will be served.


HEAR DIVERSITY: BRINGING AUTHENTIC VOICES INTO AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION
Sunday, January 27
3 – 3:50 pm
PopTop Stage

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Award-winning narrator January LaVoy is joined by veteran producer Laura Wilson, Phoebe Yeh, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers, and Rebecca Waugh, Editorial Director, Listening Library to discuss issues of diversity in audiobook production, from expanding the narrator talent pool, to casting authentic voices for diverse books, and creating genuine, memorable performances.

JANUARY LAVOY AUDIOBOOK SIGNING
Sunday, January 27
4 – 5 pm
Books on Tape Booth #701

First 100 attendees receive a FREE signed audiobook read by January LaVoy. Choose either Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot, the latest in the popular middle grade series, The Unicorn Rescue Society, by Adam Gidwitz OR John Grisham’s recent thriller, Camino Island.

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