Promotions & Events Fresh-squeezed Audiobook Buzz @ ALA in Orlando + Jayne Entwistle, Odyssey Awards, and FREE CDs

Orange you glad we can all gather together to celebrate the power of great storytelling?
(Sorry—we couldn’t resist!)

As the recent Audio Publishers Association survey confirms, audiobooks are more popular than ever before. The APA estimates that audiobook sales in 2015 totaled more than $1.77 billion, up 20.7% over 2014. This is the second consecutive year that audiobook sales have expanded by 20%. Don’t miss out on the latest in audio at ALA to better-serve the avid listeners at your library.

Our ALA Annual 2016 “fresh-squeezed” Audiobook Buzz means mimosas, breakfast, & exciting reveals about the hottest summer and fall listens! Plus, mark your calendars for the always-entertaining Odyssey Awards, and stop by our BOT booth for a FREE daily CD giveaway.
Keep reading below for every last drop of the juicy details. 😉

Fresh-Squeezed Audiobook Buzz
Sunday, June 26th, 9 – 10 am
Orange County Convention Center, Room W303
View on the offcial ALA website

  • Fill up on mimosas, breakfast, and coffee (of course!)
  • Hear the scoop on what it’s like to be a narrator
  • Learn how audiobooks are made
  • Get the behind-the-mic news about the hottest summer and fall listens
    Featuring Odyssey Award Winner Jayne Entwistle, Grammy Award-winning producer, Dan Zitt, and Cheryl & Jen from BOT marketing:







    The Happiest Book Buzz on Earth
    Our fresh-squeezed buzz is immediately followed by a special trip to LibraryLand (& more mimosas!) with the Penguin Random House Library Marketing Team!

    Sunday, June 26th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
    Same room as the BOT Buzz: Orange County Convention Center, Room W303
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    Get ARCs, tote bags, and the inside scoop on books sure to drive your holds list.

    And for the scoop on kids titles, don’t miss the Penguin Young Readers Book Buzz
    Monday, June 27th, 10:30 – 11:15 am at the Book Buzz Theater.
    Listening Library’s Jodie Cohen will join the buzz!

    Odyssey Award Presentation and Program
    Monday, June 27, 3:30 – 5:30pm
    Orange County Convention Center, W110A
    Free event, no ticket required
    Cocktail reception to follow

    What’s better than being read to by an award-winning narrator? Celebrate the spoken word at the 2016 Odyssey Award Presentation featuring live readings from the 2016 winners.

    Jayne smiles at the 2015 Odyssey Awards

    Jayne smiles at the 2015 Odyssey Awards

    The Odyssey Award is presented annually to the best audiobook production for youth and co-administered by YALSA and ALSC and is sponsored by Booklist magazine.

    Jayne Entwistle will receive the Odyssey Medal for her narration of The War That Saved My Life —and author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and producer Karen Dziekonski will also speak!

    Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Echo read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and Rebecca Soler receives the Odyssey Honor.

    FREE Daily CD Giveaway at BOT Booth #2303
    IMG_1828 Each morning we will have a limited amount of BOT and Listening Library titles to give away for FREE! Simply sign-up for our newsletter and a bestselling audiobook is yours! (While supplies last.)

    We’ll have audios read by Meryl Streep, Tim Federle, Kirby Heyborne, and many more!


    Come see us in the Penguin Random House booth! Happy travels to Orlando!

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