|Editor||Robin F. Whitten|
|Publisher||AudioFile Publications, Inc.|
|Country||United States of America|
AudioFile is a print and online magazine whose mission is to review "unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary, and dramatizations in the spoken-word format. The focus of reviews is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material."
The publication was launched in 1992 as a twelve-page black & white newsletter with about 50 critical reviews of audiobooks, focused on new releases. In 1997, it switched to a 36-page color magazine format with about 60 reviews per issue and interviews with authors, readers, and publishers.
AudioFile offers three levels of subscriptions:
- Digital subscription: "Full access to the Web site including PDF Edition. Rate: $2.95/month."
- Basic Listener subscription: "AudioFile print edition & access to the Web site. Rate: $36/year."
- AudioFile PLUS subscription: "AudioFile print edition, access to Web site including online Archive of Reviews, the Audiobook Reference Guide, RealTime Reviews, and Library Listeners. Rate: $60/year."
AudioFile bestows Earphones Awards to presentations which are deemed to excel in the following criteria:
- Narrative voice and style
- Vocal characterizations
- Appropriateness for the audio format
- Enhancement of the text
SYNC YA Literature Into Your Earphones
AudiFile sponsors the SYNC YA Literature Into Your Earphones "program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer." The audiobooks are delivered in MP3 format and delivered via the OverDrive Media Console.
- "About: AudioFile's Mission". AudioFile.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
- "About". Audiofile.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
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- Bryant, Eric (February 15, 1997). "AudioFile". Library Journal 122 (3): 167.
- Rosenblum, Trudi M. (April 3, 2000). "Audio bits". Publishers Weekly 247 (14).
- "AudioFile". School Library Journal, 03628930 47 (6): 83. Jun 2001.
- "About". AudioFile.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
- "What is SYNC?". Audiobooksync.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
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