Audies 2014 Call for Entries Now Officially Open

August 13, 2013

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) just announced the official opening of the “call for entries” for the 2014 Audies Competition. From the APA website: “The Audies … is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” Visit The Audies Competition online for a complete list of categories, […]

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Audiobook Self-publishing Presentation at the 2013 California Crime Writers Conference

June 18, 2013

Big Happy Family’s Jessica Kaye is teaming up with mystery writer and publisher Pamela Samuels Young for a presentation on audiobooks at the 2013 California Crime Writers Conference. Jointly sponsored by Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America, the conference takes place this weekend in Pasadena, California. It offers “a weekend of […]

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Spreading the Spoken Word During “June Is Audiobook Month”

May 30, 2013

June Is Audiobook Month (JIAM) is an annual effort to spread the word about audiobooks though as many channels and to as many people as possible. It’s a cooperative effort involving the Audio Publishers Association (APA), authors, publishers, reviewers, narrators, retailers, librarians, listeners … anyone who cares about helping more people discover the joys of […]

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APA Announces the 2013 Audies Competition Finalists

February 23, 2013

On February 20, 2013, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the final list of audiobooks nominated as finalists in the 2013 Audies Competition – “recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” There are five nominees in each of 28 categories, and the list of categories includes a wide range of content subjects as well […]

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