June is Audiobook month and sadly, almost coming to an end. Here at HRM we are proud to represent so many different titles and various authors who we have helped get their work published in audio and we love every second of it, especially when the final product comes our way. Let’s just say we have a lot of awesome audiobooks to listen to in our office. Lately, we have really been into our non-fiction titles.
Publisher’s Weekly and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) confirmed 2016 was a successful year for nonfiction titles. PW shows the numbers behind adult nonfiction stayed “hot” during the year, rising 6.85% from 2015. Audiobooks rose 24.9% since 2015, emphasizing the growth in the adult trade books category.
We have highlighted a couple of our own nonfiction titles below. They are the perfect mix of self-help, inspiration and humor:
- “Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Carrot QuinnCarrot Quinn fears that she’s become addicted to the internet. The city makes her numb, and she’s having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move, she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike.
- “Waiter to the Rich and Shameless” by Paul Hartford
A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue.
- The Amelia Series by D.G. Torrens
From Book 1: This is a powerful true story of one young girl’s struggle to survive the state-care-system in the 70’s and 80’s. Amelia has just one wish, to make it through to adulthood and hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story, one of survival and human strength. Amelia has been tragically separated from all her siblings, never to see them again for many years. She is moved from one children’s home to another until finally, it’s just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death.
Our office is currently hosting a giveaway of The Amelia Series by D.G. Torrens. If you are interested in winning the full collection (yes, ALL THREE BOOKS!), follow the instructions below!
Good luck, and write on!