Ever listened to an audiobook and thought, “Reading a book out loud seems pretty cool. I could totally do that, if only someone would give me an opportunity. And man, I could so go for some pie right about now.”
Except for the pie part, you’ve got your chance during the American Library Association’s annual conference here in Washington, DC. Random House Audio will be setting up a recording studio inside OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile — which will be parked right across the street from the conference site at the Renaissance Hotel on 9th Street NW — and inviting aspiring audiobook readers to come read a passage from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually, the audio clips will be edited together, in a sort of audiobook mashup, to create a “community sourced” audiobook that participants can download. Pretty neat, huh?
Anyone can participate — you don’t have to be attending the conference, though you do have to be in DC. The Digital Bookmobile will be parked outside the hotel, ready for you to step up to the microphone, on June 25, 26 and 27. Start practicing your Tin Man voice now.
For more information, go here.