Thursday, June 4, 2009

BBC Audiobooks America to launch an Audiobook Club.

For those of you who enjoy audiobooks, I came across this announcement the other day.

"BBC Audiobooks America is launching a book club, but not just any book club, an Audiobook Club. Catering to the iPod generation, this twenty-first century book club aims to introduce a new generation to the audiobook and to put a new spin on summer “reading.”

The audiobook club itself is virtual, and open to anyone in the United States and Canada. The club will moderate an open discussion at the end of the month which will take place online and will be hosted on the BBCAA’s Facebook Group’s page, giving the club a web 2.0 boost. To join the discussion one just needs to “become a fan” now and check back between June 24-28 to participate in the moderated discussion.

Launching in June, which just happens to be Audiobook Month, the club’s first “read” will be Peter Benchley’s classic, Jaws, as they hope to engage beachgoers and shark enthusiasts. The audiobook is available by CD or for digital download and can be purchased through the audiobook club’s Facebook page."

(About BBC Audiobooks America: BBC Audiobooks America is a leading publisher of distinctive single-voiced and full-cast dramatized audiobooks in the United States and Canada. They are part of BBC Audiobooks, one of the most prolific publishers of complete and unabridged audiobooks in the world today. BBC Audiobooks America publishes and distributes audiobooks to consumers on CD and MP3CD, and though online downloads under two imprints or brands: BBC Audio and BBC Radio. In addition to titles available online and through retailers, they have more than 3,000 titles for sale to libraries and institutions under our Sound Library, BBC Radio Collection and Chivers Audio Books institutional imprints.)

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