Assuming you’re up to speed on the last few episodes of the podcast, you’ve already heard me raving about Libro.fm. When the team there reached out to introduce themselves to me a few months ago, I was so excited to learn more about the platform. One of my reading goals for 2019 was to read more audiobooks, and Libro.fm’s mission has made me that much more excited to stick to that resolution!
If you’re not sure what their mission is, let me explain… Libro.fm actually supports independent booksellers through the sale of audiobooks! For the last few years, one big company (I won’t name names) has more or less had a monopoly on audiobook downloads. If you’re like me, you don’t always like to support the big guys! Enter Libro.fm. They offer the same audiobooks — and at the same prices! — as you would find through said big company, but they allow you to support an independent bookstore of your choice with every purchase. There are so many wins going on here.
Living in cities for my whole adult life (I went to college in Washington, D.C. before moving to New York in 2012), I feel like I’ve developed a special appreciation for independent bookstores, since I’ve pretty much always had the luxury of living in walking distance of one. For the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to have Books Are Magic as my neighborhood indie. The store is so lovely and has done so much for our community here in Brooklyn. It makes me feel good to know that I can show them a little extra love when I buy audiobooks through Libro.fm (because I already spend, like, all of my money with them on physical books, anyway — oops!). You can share the same kind of love with the store of your choice when you shop this platform. Shop local, right?
As if the team at Libro.fm wasn’t already wonderful enough, they’ve offered to partner with me on a giveaway to help celebrate the launch of the blog! The timing is perfect, too, because they just rolled out a Kids Club and YA Club, which I knew you SSR fans would went to learn about. Each club will feature ten audiobooks priced at $10 or less every month. Anyway, here’s more about the giveaway…
One lucky winner will receive a three-month membership (AKA three free audiobooks of your choice) from Libro.fm!
1. Check out this playlist that the Libro.fm team helped me create. It’s a collection of some of the titles that were most surprising to me when I reread them for the podcast!
2. Comment on THIS POST with the book from that playlist that you would most like to listen to on audio.
I’ll draw and announce the winner on Friday 7/5!
Thanks again to Libro.fm for partnering with me on this giveaway! And don’t forget — you can get a three-month membership for the price of one at any time with redemption code SSRPOD. Click here to learn more about this special offer!