Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Audiobook Nominated For Audie AwardMay 8th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting
Mignon Fogarty, podcasting’s “Grammar Girl,” has been nominated for an Audie Award, for the audio version of her book, Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Writing.
The Audie Awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), and “recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” The only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken-word entertainment, the Audies competition drew in a record 1,000 entries from audio publishers this year.
Fogarty’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing book, like her popular podcast, offers simple explanations of some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating.
In addition to creating the Grammar Girl podcast and book, Fogarty is also at the head of a small podcasting empire, with ten different podcast series of Quick and Dirty Tips ranging from money and parenting, to manners and marketing.
I asked Fogarty to tell me more about the Audie nomination:
“The full-length audiobook version of my print book, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, has been nominated for an Audie Award–the Oscars of the audiobook world. It is nominated in the Business/Educational category.
“I recorded the book over two days in a professional studio in San Francisco. It was a challenge to record for two days straight when my voice is only used to doing a five- to eight-minute podcast, so I’m very pleased to be nominated!”
Winners will be announced at The Audies gala on May 29, 2009 at the New-York Historical Society in New York City.