Here’s the latest news from audiobook provider Libro.fm:
Meet Libro.fm’s New Bookseller Hires
Coronavirus has led to hundreds of bookstore employees across the country out of work — and while the Libro.fm #ShopBookstoresNow campaign raised over $89,000 for local bookstores, they wanted to do more.
Libo.fm put out a call to hire 10 booksellers to work with their team remotely from April 13 through May 15, 2020. The response was overwhelming and they’re thrilled to introduce the new team members on the blog.
To help the bookseller community, Libro.fm has partnered with a range of artists to create 10 pairs of socks for book lovers. Customers can name their price (minimum $15), and 100 percent of the profits will go to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) to support booksellers across the nation affected by COVID-19. Start shopping at Libro.fm/binc and find marketing materials on the Bookseller Hub.
Join the Libro.fm Virtual Party for Independent Bookstore Day
While the physical celebration for Independent Bookstore Day is postponed until August, Libro.fm is planning a virtual celebration and asking customers to show their support for local bookstores through multiple offers which will be available on Saturday, April 25. Offers are below and more details are on the Libro.fm site.
- Join as a member, 100 percent of the payment goes to local bookstores: When customers start a new membership with SHOPBOOKSTORESNOW, they’ll not only unlock a 2-for-1 audiobook special, they’ll also give 100 percent of their payment to their local bookstore. Current members are encouraged to share the offer with friends.
- #SocksforBinc: Buy socks, support booksellers: Libro.fm has partnered with a range of artists to create 10 pairs of socks for book lovers. Customers can name their own price (minimum $15), and 100 percent of the profits will go to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to support booksellers across the nation affected by COVID-19.
- Get two free audiobooks!: As a thank you for supporting local bookstores, Libro.fm is offering two free audiobooks: Wanderlust, USA by Flula Borg and On Cats by Charles Bukowski. These audiobooks are free for anyone with a (free) Libro.fm account on April 25. Customers are also able to gift these audiobooks to friends and family as many times as they like!