We provide a free audiobook service for anyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult. Please help us to produce 48 new audiobooks to keep our 14,500 members connected to books they love. Each book costs £250 to produce and will give many years of enjoyment to members around the UK.
Only 7% of print books are converted to audio, the format needed for anyone who is unable to read print. This hugely limits their available options. The cost of buying audiobooks can be three times the price of the print version, making them inaccessible to many. Particularly for young people, this has serious implications for their ability to learn and develop. For the elderly, isolated, or disadvantaged, coming to terms with the loss of their sight, health or mobility coupled with losing their ability to read can be devastating.
We provide a free service of unabridged fiction and non-fiction audiobooks across a range of genres to appeal to members of all ages. We want to increase our book collection to appeal to our ever-increasing diverse membership, and to keep them engaged. We continually add new books from bestsellers to specialist books by award-winning new authors, and we also respond to member requests, making our collection continually unique and inclusive.