Every June, the APA carries out a campaign to increase awareness and enthusiasm for audiobooks. With the long list of benefits, it's no surprise that the popularity of audiobooks has skyrocketed over the last few years.
Audiobooks not only make long drives fly by for commuters, but they are a multitasker's dream. You can enjoy books while cleaning the house, cooking dinner, or working out at the gym. And, with a format that's proven to help students become better readers and listeners, audiobooks are also a favorite among parents and teachers. But even beyond that, audiobooks are simply fun. They bring print books to life with music, sound effects, and character voices. And sometimes you just want to close your eyes and let someone do the reading for you! With benefits as diverse as the listeners who enjoy them, audiobooks truly offer something for everyone ...
The 2016 JIAM theme is A Good Book Speaks Volumes.
How you can participate in June Is Audiobook Month
Celebrate the greatest (in our humble opinion) month of the year by listening to books from your favorite authors and narrators! You can check out audiobooks from your local library on CD or eAudio through your library's website, or purchase titles from your preferred retailer.
Libaries can promote Audiobook Month by hanging posters, setting out bookmarks and flyers, displaying shelf talkers, and posting web banners on your website and social media pages. For your convenience, Recorded Books has made all of these materials available on our website for you to download and print for free!
What will Recorded Books be doing? Throughout the month of June, we will be spotlighting some of our narrators on our blog, including Barbara Rosenblat who played Miss Rosa on Orange Is the New Black and icon of the audiobook industry George Guidall! Visit our blog again tomorrow when our series of narrator posts kick off!