Recorded Books, Inc. Sponsors Audiobook Giveaway for Library Book Club

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Recorded Books gives Plano Public Library System an audiobook collection valued at $1,000.

Recorded Books, Inc., the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library market, awarded a $1,000 classics audiobook collection to Plano Public Library System (Plano, Texas) for its participation in The Literary Classics Online Book Club.

In October, Plano Public Library System became eligible for the prize by joining Recorded Books’ free book-club discussions of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Since launching the book club in January 2015, Recorded Books has given away 11 classics audiobook collections valued at $1,000. Libraries participating in the book club have six chances throughout the year to win one of the collections. More details about the contest are posted on the club’s blog under the Contest tab.

The Literary Classics Online Book Club is for people who enjoy classic literature. Six books are selected each year for reading and discussion. Although all of the titles are free to libraries through the Recorded Books OneClickdigital platform, patrons can participate in online discussions regardless of where they obtain 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.

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.

The book club is currently reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Discussions of this Russian classic will begin in December, along with another chance for a library to win a $1,000 audiobook collection. 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).

About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is a leading publisher of spoken-word content. It is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 27,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films. 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 recordedbooks.com.

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