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Digital Audiobook Bundles
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AudioBookCloud (formerly named TumbleTalkingBooks) is TumbleBooks’ collection of online
Books on Tape offers top quality recordings of unabridged audiobooks for interests
GoReader The GoReader™ offers a fun and convenient solution. A self-driven, portable reading
Mackin features a full catalog of Playaway titles and Playaway Bookpacks to build your library.
Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects
Instant, unlimited and simultaneous access to over 8,000 high interest audiobooks from leading publishers.
CD / MP3 FAQs
What is an MP3 CD?
MP3 stands for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), Audio Layer 3. The total file size is smaller, without sacrificing audio quality, allowing for more storage. While a regular audio CD holds 74 minutes of audio, MP3-CDs can hold up to 12.5 hours of audio. Also, if the primary use of the audiobook is to be played on a MP3 device, it is the most practical as the longer tracks create less file ‘clutter’ and MP3-CD audiobooks cost less.
How many students can use the audiobook at one time?
When a “physical” audiobook (CD, MP3CD) is purchased for a classroom or by a library, it can be lent to the students or patrons. But only one student or patron can borrow it at a time (one book, one user basis). The first one will have to bring it back to the school or the library for the second student or patron to be able to check it out. The students can listen to the audiobook on any device of their choice. It is expected that the files are deleted once the patron or student is done with it.
Are there restrictions on loading the content on the MP3 CD to a device?
Yes – the only person that is allowed to load the audio is the patron/student. The library cannot load the audio for the patron/student. It must be done at home.
Does the content need to be deleted from a student’s device before being loaded onto another student’s device?
Publishers expect that once a student is finished, he/she will delete the title from the player, but once the MP3 CD is returned to the library, the next student may check it out and upload it (even though the last student may not be finished).
Is there a limit to the number of times the content can be loaded?
No, as long as the school/library is not doing the loading.
What’s the difference between a Library Edition and a Retail Edition?
The library edition will have more durable packaging for high-volume circulation designed for library use.