InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Audiobooks for Wounded Soldiers

warriorlib23.jpg
Authors from around the country have joined Operation Warrior Library, sharing their books with military personnel overseas. But now, the library has “an urgent need” for audiobooks.

Organized by novelist Paul Malmont and Col. George Reynolds, this literary supply chain has shipped hundreds of books to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Colonel’s wife explained the new need in an email: “injured soldiers that are taken to Landstul, Germany are in desperate need of audio books. In fact they are in need of the basic essentials; as they are taken immediately from battleground to the hospital, without underwear or even a toothbrush, nor are they even given one. This breaks my heart.”

Malmont added this request for GalleyCat readers: “We’ve been sending a lot of books over, which is great–but, as you see, we could really use some audio books. [Let] authors and publishers know that there’s an urgent need. The Colonel’s wife will be starting a drive to raise some of the other items on the list, but I know that we can get books.”

If you are a writer or publisher looking to participate, you can write warriorlibrary [at] gmail [dot] com or visit the website for more information.

Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!