Thanks to my friend and fellow library professional, Christy Hartigan, I happened upon this great site supporting young adult (YA) literature. Sync seeks to encourage young adults (ages 13+) to listen to audiobook versions of both contemporary and classic titles in YA lit.
According to the Sync homepage:
What is SYNC?
• SYNC is an online community that seeks to build the audience for audiobooks among readers 13 and up.
• Each week, SYNC will give away 2 FREE downloads–a popular Young Adult title paired with a Classic title that appears on Summer Reading lists–starting July 1 through September 1, 2010.
• SYNC is hosted by Audiobook Community, a new social networking site for the discovery of audiobooks.
• Listeners can choose to join a conversation about these titles with authors, narrators, publishers, librarians, and other listeners. (Listeners are not required to join Audiobook Community to follow the conversation on SYNC nor to download FREE titles from SYNC.)
In addition to the free weekly downloads, they offer great freebie downloads for librarians & educators: bookmarks, posters, newsletters, and more. So download this week’s free audiobook and enjoy the YA audiobook community. Tell me what you think of this recommendation in the comments section – anyone try out Sync?
Posted in Audiobooks, Library Work, Young Adult Literature
Tagged audio book, Audiobook Sync, Audiobooks, children's books, Children's librarianship, classics, contemporary, fiction, library, Sync, YA, YA Lit, Young Adult, Young Adult Literature
Last week, I wrote a review of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. As usual, I posted it both on weRead (via Facebook) and on Smell the Ink @Wordpress. A few days later, I received an e-mail from weRead via Facebook that I had won a prize, awarded for the best weRead review each day. They called my review passionate – now how about that!
Daily winners receive at $25 credit at Lulu.com, an online bookseller that specializes in self-publishing, and sells amazon-type volumes as well. Happily, I received my credit code and have started to browse Lulu’s expansive stocks.
If anyone is on the fence about writing reviews on weRead, I say give it a try. There’s a prize every day, and a $50 prize for any user who writes the most reviews in a week. Take a look at recent winners on the weRead Blog. Either way, take a look at weRead (I use it through Facebook) and Flickr Flixster (also through Facebook); they’re a good way to keep on top of media you want to get your hands on. Happy Reading!
Posted in Blogging & Writing, Book Reviews
Tagged award, Book Reviews, classics, Emily Bronte, facebook, literature, Lulu, Lulu.com, prize, review, weRead, writing, Wuthering Heights