L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth Nominated for Audie Awards
It was announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) that the unabridged multicast audiobook for L. Ron Hubbard’s bestselling novel, Battlefield Earth has been nominated for two Audie Awards, the premiere competition for the audiobook industry.
The nominations were in the categories of EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING and EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION.
EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING is awarded to the audiobook campaign that contributed most to generating attention and bringing in new listeners. Judges consider marketing, PR, social media, store placement, advertising, reward innovation, creativity and reach.
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION is awarded for excellence and creativity in all areas of audiobook production. Judges consider performance, content, innovation and creativity, direction, engineering, and suitability of the audiobook format.
Each year the APA honors the best titles in audio publishing. The awards ceremony for 2017, the Twenty-Second Annual Audies Gala, will be held in New York City at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) on Thursday, June 1st.
The Audie Awards competition is the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The committee administers and ensures the integrity of the competition, coordinating the work of over 200 dedicated judges.
Upon its release last summer, the Battlefield Earth audiobook hit the #1 spot for audiobooks in US, received an Earphones Award and was included in AudioFile Magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2016 for science fiction.
For more information on making one of the best sci-fi audiobooks, hear from director Jim Meskimen.
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