Listen up! Audiobooks now available from Dragonfly Books!

  • Posted on: 2 March 2018
  • By: Sarah Krammen

Get ready. This might be the best news you've gotten all week.

You may have noticed mentions of Libro.fm on our website and social media this week; we are thrilled to announce that we have signed on to sell audiobooks through Libro!

We are so excited to offer our customers an easy, fast, and convenient way to purchase digital audio! What this means for you is that our bookstore now offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iphone, android device, or desktop computer, and all of the sales support Dragonfly Books.

We know there are a lot of closet Audible members out there, and now you can get your audiobooks from an independent bookstore instead -- and Libro.fm will even give you free credits for switching from Audible! Email Sarah at sarah@dragonflybooks.com for more information. 

This is the perfect remedy for "so little books, so little time"...it feels like I'm tricking the universe and MAKING more time for my book habit! I listen while I'm commuting, cooking, knitting, biking, walking, etc.

-- Jessilyn N.

Why Libro.fm?

Other than the free credits for switching subscriptions, what can Libro offer to you?

FEATURES LIBRO.FM OTHERS
Over 90,000 titles
First month for $0.99
$14.99 monthly fee (one audiobook/month)
30% off additional audiobooks and gifted audiobooks
Free iOS and Android App
Membership credits never expire  
Every purchase supports Dragonfly Books  
DRM-Free (listen on multiple devices)  
Superior audio quality (2X industry standard)  
Recommendations from indie booksellers  
Audiobook specific gifting  
Pays a fair rate to publishers and authors  

I'm in. Now what?

Admit it, those are some pretty sweet features. Ready to sign up?

You'll get a verification email and will be prompted to enter further information, like payment info, etc. You can then decide to sign up for a membership (1 credit per month) or try out an individual audiobook for only $0.99! 

Curated playlists!

Not sure what to read? Check out some of our favorite playlists.

Audiobooks for kids...no, it's not cheating!

Audiobooks are great for busy people, but they're more than just a way to create reading time in your day. They can also be a helpful tool for children and students! 

The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.

-- the Commission on Reading [full article here]

Benefits of audiobooks on young readers:

  • Audiobooks build and enhance vital literacy skills such as fluency, vocabulary, language acquisition, pronunciation, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills that often boost reading scores
  • Audiobooks develop critical thinking and active listening skills, integral components of the Common Core academic standards
  • Listening to professionally-narrated audiobooks battles the "word gap", augmenting the quantity of spoken, sophisticated vocabulary that research shows increases academic achievement
  • Audiobooks promote focus and listening skills, and kids can typically listen to books two years above their written reading skills, allowing them to explore more complex ideas and vocabulary.

Click here to see Libro.fm's curated selection of audiobooks for young listeners!