Recorded Books, Inc. Supports Book Club for Libraries with Audiobook Giveaway

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Libraries participating in online book club won audiobook collections valued at $1,000.

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Our patrons enjoy the online book club, and we’re so happy to be able to offer it to them. Winning the audiobooks was wonderful—the icing on the cake!

Recorded Books, Inc., the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library market, has given away two $1,000 classics audiobook collections to libraries participating in the company’s free book club, The Literary Classics Online Book Club.

At the end of February, Recorded Books awarded Cleveland Bradley County Public Library in Tennessee one of the free classics audiobook collections. East Bonner County Library in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Orange City Public Library in Iowa received the runner-up prizes, copies of Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated.

At the end of April, Greenwood County Library in South Carolina became the second library to win one of the classics audiobook collections. Beaumont Library District in Beaumont, California, and Van Buren Public Library in Arkansas were the two runner-ups. Each received an audiobook edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Libraries participating in the book club have six chances throughout the year to win one of the free audiobook collections. After winning the prize, Greenwood County Public Library Director Prudence Taylor said, “Our patrons enjoy the online book club, and we’re so happy to be able to offer it to them. Winning the audiobooks was wonderful—the icing on the cake!”

In January, Recorded Books launched The Literary Classics Online Book Club for people who enjoy reading and talking about classic literature. Six books will be selected this year for reading and discussion. Although all of the titles are free to libraries through the Recorded Books OneClickdigital platform, patrons can participate in the online discussion regardless of where they obtained their books.

Each title is featured for a two-month period. During the first month, participants read the book while checking out fun facts about the title on the club’s social-media outlets. During the second month, discussion and debate are sparked by questions posted on Facebook, Twitter, and the club’s blog.

Recorded Books also offers libraries free marketing materials for promoting this complimentary service to patrons. Links to these materials are available on the club’s blog under the Promotional Materials tab.

After featuring Hamlet and Little Women, the book club is currently reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. More information about the club can be found on Facebook (facebook.com/tlcobc), Twitter (twitter.com/tlcobc) and the book club blog (tlcobc.wordpress.com).

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About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD.

For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.

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