Today was the APAC (Audio Publishers Association Conference) for me. I did a panel with Tim Ditlow, Dan Bostick, Ellen Myrick, David Watson, and Jordon Sonnenblick on the issue of "labeling" audio. My 8 minutes was devoted to talking about why labels/levels/lexiles do not work. I was not the lone voice, of course. However, there are issues here beyond intellectual freedom: sales and business issues. I learned a lot. I joined Odyssey pals Mary Burkey (check out her Audiobooker blog at Booklist) and Sue-Ellen Beaurogard and we attended a session on genre fiction with narrators and producers on the panel. Cool. Again, learned a lot. Favorite phrase: "State of the heart" versus state of the art.
Back in the room now. Tomorrow, the exhibits open at 9 and I have 90 minutes to roam the exhibits and see what books are available. Should be fun. OK, you can go back to the P-a-T.