Today the Audio Publishers Association is announcing the 3rd annual Audiobook Blogger of the Year Contest. The contest opens today, and bloggers who are based in the United States have until March 16th to enter. This year’s winner will receive two tickets to the 2017 Audie Awards Gala in New York City (valued at $700), recognition of their award at the Gala, and a $200 cash prize.
“Book bloggers sit beside librarians on the list of my favorite people on Earth,” says this year’s celebrity judge, Scott Brick. “I love their passion and their originality—there are so many unique approaches they bring to their love of books, and I find reading their posts endlessly fascinating. We in the audiobook world are always looking for new listeners, always on the lookout for ways to introduce new people to the medium, and book bloggers are the perfect avenue for achieving that, and I’m hugely grateful. It’s a privilege and an honor to be one of this year’s judges for the Audiobook Blogger of the Year Contest. I can’t wait to get started!”
Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing and they are starting to get more attention in the blogosphere than ever before. I have personally been writing about the format for the past four years and continiously write about that latest happenings and once a year I write an epic report on the entire industry and it normally takes me a few months to write. It is likely the most comprehensive summary of the global audio industry and is packed with statistics, interviews, quotes and is constantly revised with new data. Sadly, because I live in Canada this automatically disqualifies me from entering this contest and getting any type of official recognition.