By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 30, 2007
Did you know that there is an annual awards show just for audio books?
The AudiesÂ®, are taking place in New York City this Friday June 1st, 2007, acknowledging literally hundreds of people in the audio book industry.
Want to learn more?
The red carpet will roll out this Friday evening at the Rainbow Room in New York for the Audie Awards, affectionately known as simply "The AudiesÂ®".
As cited on AudioPub.com, The AudiesÂ® is the only awards program in the United States entirely devoted to recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. This year, more than 700 entries were submitted for consideration for these prestigious awards.
Audie Awards are given out to the best of the best in 31 categories including:
â€¢ Audiobook of the Year
â€¢ Fiction, Abridged
â€¢ Fiction, Unabridged
â€¢ Literary Fiction
â€¢ Thriller / Suspense
â€¢ Science Fiction
â€¢ Inspirational / Faith-Based Fiction
â€¢ Non-Fiction, Abridged
â€¢ Non-Fiction, Unabridged
â€¢ Biography / Memoir
â€¢ Personal Development / Motivational
â€¢ Business Information / Educational
â€¢ Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8
â€¢ Children's Titles for Ages 8-11
â€¢ Children's Titles for Ages 12+
â€¢ Inspirational / Spiritual
â€¢ Short Stories / Collections
â€¢ Original Work
â€¢ Solo Narration â€“ Male
â€¢ Solo Narration â€“ Female
â€¢ Narration By The Author or Authors
â€¢ Multi-Voiced Performance
â€¢ Audio Drama
â€¢ Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium
â€¢ Package Design
â€¢ Achievement in Production
â€¢ Spanish Language
â€¢ Judges' Award: Politics
The AudiesÂ® Finalists are being featured through AudioFileMagazine.com in a podcast called Earshot. Click here to listen.
Stay tuned for more coverage on The AudiesÂ®, complete with a feature on Hillary Huber, voice actress and narrator nominee in the Mystery Category.
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