If you wrote a post on this or any of my other discussion topics today, Friday, June 10th, please leave your link in the Mr. Linky before midnight Central time (US) and you will be eligible to win a prize.
Today we’re talking about audiobook resources. There are a lot of great ones out there, but I’m welcoming Susan from Audiobook DJ to share a little about one of my favorite resources: Audiobook Jukebox. Make sure to read all the way to the end for a special mini-challenge.
I want to thank Jen for inviting me to tell you about Audiobook Jukebox, a project that’s become one of the most exciting things I’ve worked with in a long time. Originally founded by BethFishReads and myself, Audiobook Jukebox grew from the desire to have a place where bloggers could share links to their audiobook reviews and find audiobook reviews contributed by others.
We liked the imagery of a jukebox because, just as a jukebox provides a link between listeners and its collection of songs, we wanted our jukebox to be a link between listeners and all of the great audiobooks waiting to be heard. We quickly learned we weren’t the only ones who loved listening to and reviewing audiobooks – the response from bloggers has been tremendous!
When you submit a link, we add/verify bibliographic information and the correct cover shot for the title. We include this information, along with your link, in a post which alerts readers to the availability of your review. Once posted, all of the bibliographic information is available for searching on our site’s search engine and when readers find interesting titles, they can use the links to go directly to your reviews. Started in August of 2010, we’ve already posted over 3,000 review links. My husband, Jeff, and I now operate the site and we hope you’ll drop by www.audiobookjukebox.com to add a link and search for that next great listen.
Twitter – @audiobookdj
For an extra chance to win some of our Audiobook Week prizes, link up the audiobook reviews you wrote this week – or any that you have not already linked up – to Audiobook Jukebox. I will choose at least one winner from among the people who post reviews today, Friday, June 10th.
What are your best audiobook resources?