Here’s the latest news from audiobook provider Libro.fm:
Libro.fm Celebrates #VirtualBookstoreParty
While Independent Bookstore Day is postponed until August, book lovers showed up online for the #VirtualBookstoreParty last week, which culminated on Saturday, April 25.
Libro.fm urged customers to join as members with a two-for-one offer that directed 100 percent of the purchase price ($14.99) to local bookstores. To date, this membership promotion has raised $98,079 for local bookstores. Customers also showed their support for booksellers by purchasing #SocksforBinc. With 3,000+ pairs of socks sold, Libro.fm has raised over $22,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) so far. The promotion ends Sunday, May 3.
Libro.fm Talks With Fast Company
This week, Fast Company featured Libro.fm in an article discussing the recent growth of the audiobook company and what this growth means for bookstores during the COVID-19 crisis. Bookstore owners Len Vlahos of Tattered Cover Book Store and BrocheAroe Fabian of River Dog Book Co. shared their thoughts on both working with the Libro.fm team and how audiobooks are contributing to their business during bookstore closures.
Read the full article on Fast Company.