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Friday, June 5, 2020

Audiobook Lovin 2020 Presents: Audiobooks Everywhere!

Welcome to Audiobook Lovin!

Its been six years since the Audiobook Loivn' launched and my love of audiobooks continues to grow and I hope you enjoy this year's event!! 

Throughout these six years of Audiobook Lovin, the audiobook industry has also continued to grow! With over forty-five thousand new audiobooks recorded in 2019 and as if that number wasn't impressive enough, here's another one... over a billion dollars in sales! 

Most recently, audiobooks made it to a segment on CBS's Sunday Morning with "Hear, hear! The explosion in audiobooks" which included audiobook superstar Scott Brick, often called "The man with the golden voice". He's recorded over nine hundred books, including Lauren Blakely's MY SINFUL TEMPTATION (novella) which is book 5 in the SINFUL MEN Series. He voiced Detective John Winston throughout the series and gets his own HEA in MY SINFUL TEMPTATION  that he co-narrated with Samantha Cook!

Learn more about this series and other Lauren Blakely stories by visiting her website

The segment also mentioned the AUDIES Awards, the industry's highest honor!

See the full list of the 2020 winners here

 You'll see many of our favorite narrators on the red carpet and sitting in the audience! 


You can watch the segment here

If you watched the segment, you would have seen/heard that they even shared about where you can get books! From buying them to borrowing them!

Where to purchase audiobooks? 
Below are some of the more popular and liked vendors. 

All of the above listed either provide audiobooks for purchase individually or you can purchase a monthly subscription.

I don't know about you, but I listen to more than one audiobook a month...  

So what's this Bibliophile girl to do? 


In this magical place you can borrow the books for FREE! Yes, that magic word too! FREE! This is where it gets better... they have them in different formats  - paperback, ebooks and audiobooks!! 

Before anyone starts with the "Oh, but my library is SMALL." or the "I live in a rural..." mentality, we live in a GLOBAL world where many of the libraries are reducing physical inventory but working with neighboring (and at times, larger cities) areas to enhance their electronic inventory! Many libraries now have "non residential" options! You can pay a small fee (usually a yearly fee) and you will get access to their library catalog! Now, the fee may be up to $50, however, that is still less than you'd pay for a year's subscription with Audible AND you will be able to listen to more than one book a month. 

Libraries are working with third party vendors like OverdriveRBdigital, and Hoopla Digital to bring you the awesomeness that are audiobooks!! 

Lets start with RBdigital which is owned and operated by Recorded Books Publishing. 

The cool thing about RBdigital? They have their mobile app available for iPad®, 
iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire™!  Learn more via this video or by visiting their website.

Overdrive is another great provider that lends eBooks, audiobooks, music and video! 

Overdrive works with every major Device!
With Kindle® compatibility (U.S. only), apps for every major platform and OverDrive Read, your digital library service is compatible with every major device on the market. Visit the website for more information! 

HooplaDigital is actually one of my favorites and I use it
Instantly borrow free ebooks, audiobooks, digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

These are just THREE resources that many libraries have that allow its patrons to listen to audiobooks. I hope that you go and find out what your local library has to offer and SIGN UP!!! Remember it's FREE!!! You can't beat that AWESOME deal!!! :)  

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1 comment:

  1. I love being able to read e-books and e-audiobooks for free through my local library.