Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Free Audiobooks for Teens All Summer Long Beginning April 27

This program is a great one to use if you're looking for ways to reach teens, partner with your local middle and high schools, or want to share the awesomeness of audiobooks. SYNC is totally free for us and our patrons to use. The tool kit has all the promotional materials you could need. Teens don't even need a library card to download these books, only a computer or device with the Overdrive app on it, and the books are theirs to keep.

Librarians, Educators, Bloggers—Spread the Word!

What is SYNC?

The audiobook publishers’ and AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to teens.

A FREE audiobook download program that has been offered since Summer 2010 and returns April 27, 2017.

  •     SYNC audiobook titles are given away in themed pairs.
  •     SYNC hooks readers by introducing a free download of a wide variety of titles.
  •     SYNC demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.
  •     Libraries, schools, and bloggers can access the SYNC Tool Kit.
  •     Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app.

How can Libraries, Schools, Bloggers & Press Promote SYNC to Teens?
  •  Use the SYNC Tool Kit to introduce SYNC to your patrons, students, and other readers.
  •  Encourage teen readers to text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts about all the featured titles.
  •  Sign-up to “Join the SYNC Newsletter” for title alerts.
  •  Encourage teens to download the OverDrive app, in advance of the program.

Download Details
  •     Downloads are in MP3 format and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  •     Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  •     Most listening devices are supported.
  •     Each SYNC audiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days (only).

Frequently Asked Questions for Librarians and Educators:

Can I copy and distribute SYNC audiobooks for my students/patrons to use? SYNC audiobooks are intended for personal use only and may not be copied and distributed under any circumstances.

Can our library add the SYNC audiobooks to our audiobook collection or to our existing OverDrive collection? No. SYNC audiobooks are for personal use only. Most individual titles within the SYNC program are available for purchase through OverDrive. Contact your digital content provider for more information.

Additional Questions:

For questions about the program, titles, and how to use the tool kit to connect with teens, please contact the SYNC Manager at sync@audiofilemagazine.com.

For issues or questions about the download process please contact the SYNC Help Desk at synchelp@audiofilemagazine.com

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