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Answers to Access Questions for SYNC 2020

Answers to Access Questions for SYNC 2020

Read More Can you believe the annual SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program returns in just four weeks? Whether you are new to SYNC or have been with us across our past decade, you may have questions about how you and your teens will be accessing this year’s free audiobooks. We have answers!
Share Listening, Not IRL Social Space

Share Listening, Not IRL Social Space

Read More We are just over a month from the launch of our 11th season. For those new to SYNC, there are a few details that can being you up to speed quickly: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens provides free to keep downloads of excellent audiobooks. Only individuals, not libraries or other institutional collections, can access and keep these files. And when we say keep, we mean keep. Each title is available for one week only so even if you don’t plan to listen to that title during its week, make sure you grab it because when the week is gone it is, too.
Our 2020 Toolkit Has Landed!

Our 2020 Toolkit Has Landed!

Read More In this time of literal informational and emotional chaos, we are, like you, working under different conditions than we lived just weeks ago. We are hoping you will be as relieved as we are that some programs are developing right on schedule, including the rollout of SYNC Audiobooks for Teens in its 11th season.
Next Up!

Next Up!

Read More We have a lot of nearly-ready for prime time tools that will land across the next couple of weeks. Consider this a “be on the lookout for” notice.
Information about 2020 SYNC App

Information about 2020 SYNC App

Read More Earlier today you may have received a press release that includes initial information about this year’s method of access to SYNC titles. While the technology itself is fully developed, the use of Sora as the access platform for SYNC is new and is likely to occasion questions. Please read this post as the beginning point of receiving clear answers to many such questions.
Planning SYNC Tie-in Programs

Planning SYNC Tie-in Programs

Read More AudiobookSYNC has been a staple in a variety of teen summer reading programs where listening to books is (rightfully, we think) accepted as good summer reading engagement. We always work to get some titles onto the annual roster that reflect popularly assigned books from required summer reading lists, too.
Book Group Suggestions

Book Group Suggestions

Read More Have you started planning a book group or other media discussion program for summertime? Remember that SYNC can be a great resource for everyone in the group to have access to a selected title.
SYNC for Graduate Students in Education and Library Science

SYNC for Graduate Students in Education and Library Science

Read More As veteran participants know, our SYNC program targets the interests and some academic needs of teenagers. Each summer we offer free-to-keep audiobooks to individuals (not institutions) and takers may well fall outside that specific target age range. One such participant group we’ve heard about, and celebrate, are the graduate school instructors who share SYNC with their students as a way to encourage their broadening of their own reading tastes and preferred format choices to include new titles of high teen interest presented in authentic voices.
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Coming in 2020: New Nonfiction and Award-winning Fiction, Too

Read More We're continuing to thank all the publishers who make the AudiobookSYNC program possible with great listening selections for teens. One of our generous returning publishers is Brilliance Publishing, who again this year is providing audiobooks they’ve produced from a couple different book publishers, including Candlewick. Oasis Audio, another longtime SYNC supporter, is also returning for another summer of SYNC audiobook giveaways.
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A Round of Applause for Inspiring Listeners

Read More This week we are featuring three returning publishers who reliably provide AudiobookSYNC participants with unexpected gems. All four of these contributions to SYNC give listening readers opportunity to experience the importance of tones and accents in creating and maintaining characters as well as supplying mood information that conveys important plot points.  
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like a Great 2020

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like a Great 2020

Read More Opening day for AudiobookSYNC’s 2020 edition is still four and a half months away but indications are that it is going to be one fabulous season of listening possibilities! We have set the start date (30 April) and have received agreements with a wide array of publishers. We know that the old OverDrive app will be retired from programming service and instead we’ll be using the Sora app. And yes, there will be a toolkit to help publicize the program and webinars to help everyone get up to speed on how to use the new app access point.
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November Celebrates Indigenous Voices

Read More When it comes to discovering authentic voices, nothing beats the well cast audiobook. November calls for us to recognize America's First Peoples and there are many available titles written by tribally enrolled authors AND narrated by tribally enrolled actors as well. Listen up!
Behind the Scenes, 2020 Is Already in Progress

Behind the Scenes, 2020 Is Already in Progress

Read More Our decade-old summer program providing teen listeners (and others) with the opportunity to build a personal audiobook library may seem like it lasts only about three months each year. As those of you who do any kind of work that involves delivering a complete project can imagine, we work on AudiobookSYNC-related programming all year long.
Listen to Other Listeners

Listen to Other Listeners

Read More Back in January, we shared AudioFile Magazine's 2019 slate of audiobook listening challenges. Now the calendar year is winding on and the school year has got its motor running, we want to recall your attention to a way to engage super readers with the joys of written language--yes, through audiobooks.
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Audiobook Narrators Are Deep Readers

Read More While celebrities and authors often receive a lot of publicity related to audiobook narration, professional narrators bring deep skills to performing most of the quality audiobooks available to us. Often trained (and regularly working) as actors in other venues as well as behind the audiobook recording mic, they also tend to be inveterate, curious, and serious readers. That translates into quality performance.
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