Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SYNC YA Literature Into Your Earphones

For those of you who are familiar with the SYNC YA audiobook program the 2014 summer list has just been announced! It looks like a great line up. 

For those of you who may not be familiar with SYNC, it's a program offered by Audiofile magazine in cooperation with several major publishers to offer FREE audiobook downloads during the summer. Each week two books are made available to download one young adult and one classic audiobook.

Twenty six audiobooks will be availible to download between May 15th and August 17th. Coming in April 2014 the SYNC website will have posters, bookmarks and other promotional materials available for librarians and teachers to download. I had hoped to have materials available at the summer reading workshop but it looks like they won't be ready in time.

If you have any questions check out the SYNC website:  http://www.audiobooksync.com/


  1. If you have ideas about how to get people to actually use this, I would love to hear them. They have a great selection usually, but I can't seem to get people to use it

  2. To be honest, I have greater success in getting adults to participate than I do teens. Our teen and adult audiobooks are right next to each other so many adult patrons see the posters/bookmarks that we have available and they get excited about the program. We have a lot of adult YA readers at our library (even adult book clubs primarily reading YA) so I market the program to them as well.

    I do promote the SYNC program to teens when I speak at our local high school before summer reading, we post posters and put out the bookmarks provided by Audiofile, and every year we get a few more teens but not as many as I would like.