Sync YA Lit into Your Headphones
Oh how I love Twitter for pointing me to awesome happenings in YA and Library Lands.
Have you heard about Sync? Sync combines two of my favourite things: YA lit and audiobooks.
Sync is an online community that seeks to build the audience for audiobooks among “readers” 13 and up. All summer long, Sync will be giving away two free downloads a week (a popular YA title paired with a classic) which appear on Summer Reading lists. Listeners are invited to join a conversation about these titles with the authors, narrators, publishers, librarians, and other listeners.
Sync has created a special site for educators and librarians with a variety of tools for promoting the program and the use of audio books. Here you’ll also find the complete schedule of weekly giveaways, which includes YA titles by James Patterson, L.A. Meyer, and Suzanne Collins. Oh, and there’s some Canadian content, too! Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston will be up for grabs August 19 to 25th.
Educators and librarians are encouraged to create profiles for their institutions and reading initiatives.
Go check it out!