Talking Book Topics

September-October 1997
In Brief

Magazine Changes Begin in January

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) reminds patrons that many new magazine titles will be added to the program beginning in January 1998. The complete list appears in the Magazines section of this issue and includes information about the number of issues and format of each title.

Catalog Survey Coming Soon

Patrons will soon be able to select and order NLS catalogs and bibliographies that will be issued in 1997 and 1998. A large-print order form will be mailed early this fall to patrons who subscribe to TBT. The form will give patrons the opportunity to order upcoming publications, such as Adventure Stories, Cassette Books 1997, and For Younger Readers 1996-1997. Catalogs and bibliographies ordered will be sent directly to patrons when the publications are produced.

Scourby Awards Announced

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) presented its eleventh Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year Awards to honor excellence in talking-book narration. AFB awarded prizes to narrators for three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and multilingual nonfiction.

The award-winning narrators are Mary Woods, Talking Book Publishers, Inc., for fiction; Jack Fox, American Printing House for the Blind, for nonfiction; and Ed Blake, AFB, for multilingual nonfiction. The annual Scourby Award was established in 1986 in memory of the popular talking-book narrator who died in 1985.


The following announcement may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Shopping Catalogs.

Home Readers offers a variety of popular mail order catalogs on 4-track cassette. The catalogs list products from companies that sell clothing, gifts, music, food, collectibles, cosmetics, pet supplies, and health-related items. The tapes feature descriptions of patterns, styles, and colors that are pictured in the print editions. Prices for the catalogs range from $2 to $4. For more information contact Home Readers, 604 W. Hulett, Edgerton, KS 66021; telephone (913) 893-6939; e-mail [email protected]

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