Category Archives: Contests

And the Pulp and Paper Giveaway Winners Are…

Adam Boretz -- March 1st, 2013

51i9QMpvHbL._SL175_As promised, today we announce the winners of digital audio editions of Josh Rolnick’s debut story collection, Pulp and Paper.

But before we reveal the two lucky winners, we want to thank our pal Robert Fass — narrator of this independently-produced audiobook — for making this contest happen!

So, without further ado, the randomly-selected winners of the Pulp and Paper Audio Giveaway are:

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Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 12.20.56 PMMissy and Frank, we’ll be in touch soon with your prizes. And thanks to everyone for taking part in the Pulp and Paper Audio Giveaway.


Pulp and Paper Audiobook Giveaway

Adam Boretz -- February 14th, 2013

51i9QMpvHbL._SL175_It’s free audiobook time again — and this time, we’re teaming up with Robert Fass to give away two copies of the digital audio edition of Josh Rolnick’s debut story collection, Pulp and Paper.

The independently-produced audiobook — which is narrated by none other than Fass himself — has been a Staff Pick at Audible, while the print edition won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2011.

The book’s eight stories are set in New Jersey or New York and — according to the publisher — “span the wide geographic tapestry of the area and demonstrate the interconnectedness of both the neighboring states and the residents who inhabit them.”

Fass — who is a big fan of the author’s work — had this to say about the audiobook and giveaway:

“I was thrilled to note that my narration of Josh Rolnick’s gorgeous, prize-winning collection of short stories, Pulp and Paper, has been featured as staff pick on the Audible home page for the last couple of weeks. In celebration of this honor, and to help spread the word about this wonderful, independently-produced audiobook, I am giving away two copies in digital download format from Audible.”

So, you know the drill: To enter, Simply leave a comment on this post. Once you comment, you’re registered for the giveaway. Want to up your chances of winning? Leave another comment. Or, leave another five comments. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter to win.

We’ll announce the TWO WINNERS on March 1. Good Luck! And after you enter, check out the following audio excerpt from the final story in Pulp and Paper, “The Carousel.”


And The Gun Seller Giveaway Winners Are…

Adam Boretz -- October 16th, 2012

As you probably know by now, the audio edition of Hugh Laurie’s debut novel, The Gun Seller — narrated by Mr. Simon Prebble! — comes out today.

And to celebrate, we teamed up with HighBridge Audio to give away two copies of the The Gun Seller audiobook, autographed by Hugh Laurie himself! It’s a contest we like to call The Gun Seller Giveaway — and it comes to end today!

So, without further ado, let’s announce our two winners — both of whom were selected randomly from the 400 contest entries.

Winner #1 is Jessie A:






And, Winner #2 is Julia:






Congratulations Jessie A and Julia — we’ll be emailing you later today about getting your prizes shipped out.

And big thanks to all the entrants and to HighBridge Audio for making this contest happen.


Win A Signed Copy of Hugh Laurie’s The Gun Seller Audiobook

Adam Boretz -- September 28th, 2012

You probably know him best as Dr. House — to me, he’ll always be Bertie Wooster — but Hugh Laurie is more than just an actor, director, comedian, and musician. He’s also an author.

And to celebrate the release of the audio edition of his debut novel, The Gun Seller — narrated by Simon Prebble! — we’ve teamed up with HighBridge Audio to bring you The Gun Seller Giveaway!

From now until its release on October 16, you can enter to win a copy of the audio edition of The Gun Seller — signed by Hugh Laurie himself!!

Here’s how to enter: Simply leave a comment on this post — tell us about your favorite Hugh Laurie movie, show, role. Once you comment, you’re registered for the giveaway. Want to up your chances of winning? Leave another comment. Or, leave another five comments. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter to win.

We’ll announce the TWO WINNERS on August Oct 16. Good Luck! And after you enter, don’t forget to check out this audio excerpt from The Gun Seller.


Oasis Audio Announces “Living The Vow” Getaway Giveaway

Adam Boretz -- May 29th, 2012

Oasis Audio — publisher of the audio edition of The Vow — is partnering with B&H Publishing Group to launch a Romantic Getaway Giveaway that asks fans to share their real-life stories of exceptional love and commitment.

The Vow is the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter: when Krickitt suffered a severe head injury that left her without any memory of her marriage, Kim stayed true to his wife. Through the darkest times, he insisted, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.”

In celebration of the Carpenters’ faithfulness, participants will be encouraged to submit their own “vow” story. The contest is hosted at the Oasis Audio Facebook Page, but participants can also submit their stories to

The contest will accept submissions until June 30. Facebook fans will vote for their favorites throughout the month of July. The 10 entries that receive the most votes will be entered into a pool from which Oasis Audio will choose the grand prize winner. All winners will be named on the Oasis Audio Website on August 20, 2012.

The grand-prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway to Chicago for two, including round-trip airfare to Chicago, two nights deluxe hotel accommodations, limousine service to and from the airport, and dinner for two at a Chicago landmark restaurant, as well as a $200 Visa gift card for additional expenses. Five 2nd prize winners will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Twenty-five more entries will be chosen randomly to receive an autographed copy of The Vow audio book, signed by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter.


Fallen Audiobook Club Contest

Adam Boretz -- August 8th, 2011

Are you a fan of the audio version of Karin’s Slaughter’s Fallen?

Do you want to win an iPad2?

Well, hurry up then, because you don’t have much time.

As of RIGHT NOW, you only have a few hours left to enter AudioGo’s Fallen Audiobook Club Contest.  The contest — and a pretty amazing discussion of Fallen — is going on on AudioGo’s Facebook Page.  But, like I said: Time Is Running Out.  If you want that iPad2, click HERE to enter — and for all the details.


Get Caught Listening Winners Announced

Adam Boretz -- July 27th, 2011

The Audio Publishers Association recently announced the winners of their Get Caught Listening Video Contest.  You may recall that the contest entered Phase II last month, with the APA narrowing the field to 10 Finalists and then opening voting up to the general audio public. Well, the people have spoken and the the winners are as follows:

  • FIRST PRIZE: Get Caught Listening – To Audiobooks!  Submitted by Joel Moss Levinson

  • SECOND PRIZE: Forbidden Passions. Submitted by Jared Wheeler

  • THIRD PRIZE: Get Caught Listening – The Twins. Submitted by Samantha Villegas

The three winners take home $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, respectively.  And, we here at Listen Up caught up with the first prize winner, Joel Moss Levinson to chat about audiobooks, his winning video, and the somewhat unusual way he makes a living.

1. How did you come up with the concept for your video?

Well, honestly, when you own a gladiator costume, you’re really always looking for excuses to put it on, so that was the starting place. Also, I just finished a book about Spartacus so that was fresh in my mind, and I thought: Perfect, that’s the exact book this guy should get caught listening to. Same thing with the baby footage, I thought, this contest requires views, and people certainly love looking at babies on YouTube, maybe I’ll throw in some footage of him looking cute for good measure! Continue reading


Dreamscape Audio Picnic

Adam Boretz -- July 7th, 2011

June Is Audiobook Month may be over, but Dreamscape is still celebrating — this time by giving away free audiobooks via its Audio Picnic Contest. It’s easy to enter: just take a photo of your favorite audiobook, post it to Facebook, and tag Dreamscape in the picture. Click HERE for all the details and enter today!


Tantor Audio Essay Contest

Adam Boretz -- June 27th, 2011

In case you have yet to enter, there’s only a few days left in the Tantor Audio Essay Contest. As part of June is Audiobook Month, our friends at Tantor are inviting audiobook fans to submit an essay of no more than 300 words explaining what their local library does for the community and why it should win free audiobooks.

All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST on June 30th. Ten libraries will win 10 audiobooks. So, what are you waiting for? Enter today!


Get Caught Listening Video Contest Phase 2

Adam Boretz -- June 8th, 2011

The APA’s Get Caught Listening Video Contest has just entered Phase II. And that, gentle reader, is where YOU come in! Videos from the ten finalists have been selected and are waiting for your approval. Check out THIS LINK to see all the videos and vote for your favorites. But vote wisely! The winner gets $5,000, second place grabs $2,500, and third place takes home $1,000.