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Essential ONLINE Resources for today’s library patron

Dear Librarian,

Inside this issue OneClickdigital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7 Transparent Language Online . . . . 8–9 Signing Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Zinio Digital Magazines . . . . . . . 12–13 Universal Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15 Atomic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17 RB Test Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 IndieFlix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 GymAmerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 eBooks Coming Soon! . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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As Recorded Books continues its tradition of responding to changing customer needs, I am pleased to introduce RBdigital, the new suite of affordable online resources for you and your patrons. RBdigital helps libraries meet the challenges associated with patrons who are becoming more and more technologically astute. As smartphones and tablets become nearly ubiquitous, patrons are using these devices to access their library’s information and online services in new and different ways, whenever and wherever they choose. RBdigital is here to help satisfy these demands! While perusing our catalog, you’ll find an extensive collection of exceptional, award-winning resources for education, language-learning, career training, entertainment, and so much more. In fact, Library Journal recently announced that Zinio, our digital magazine database service, was voted 2012’s best new database. Rave reviews have also been pouring in for OneClickdigital, the only eAudiobook platform offering 100% of the New York Times best-seller list available to libraries on audio. If your library hasn’t signed up yet, you owe it to yourselves, and your patrons, to check it out. We have even more in store for 2013. As we continue to bolster our selection of Web-based services, the highly anticipated addition of eBooks to OneClickdigital promises to be a huge hit with customers. Come along with us and see what RBdigital can do for your library. Sincerely, Rich Freese, President & CEO

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More simultaneous-access eAudio than any other provider! • Over 25,000 eAudio books, including titles from all major publishers and Recorded Books exclusives • 100% of the New York Times best-seller list available to libraries in eAudio • Mobile apps for iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire • Live, toll-free technical support for users • Free trials!

Coming Soon

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eAudio Subscriptions


• More multiple-access titles than anyone else! • Perennial favorites, classics, and best-sellers of all genres! AUTOMATIC COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT—Your collection will continue to grow throughout the year as we add new titles every quarter. 3,100 titles in the Adult Subscription Plan—At least 30 titles are added every quarter. 1,050 titles in the Children/Young Adult Plan—At least 7 titles are added every quarter.

A sample of upcoming additions Adult Subscription Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller (Romance) Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry (Fiction) An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller (Inspirational) After the Dance by Lori Johnson (Romance) Hey Rube by Hunter S. Thompson (Classics) Lethal Experiment by John Locke (Mystery) The 8 Minute Organizer by Regina Leeds (Self-help) Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross (Sci-fi)

Children & Young Adult Subscriptions All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers (Fiction) Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger (Fiction) Fenway Fever by John Ritter (Fiction) Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)

Your Recorded Books Sales rep will gladly talk to you about subscriptions for special collections. Call 1-877-828-2833 or e-mail us today at 4 •  •  1-877-828-2833

“I can tell you this, the current pricing model that RB has developed for libraries is the best offered by the audiobook vendors we deal with.“—Cheryl Amico, Library Asst. III, Acquisitions, Suffolk, Virginia

Continuous Order Plans Single-access titles, many of which are Recorded Books exclusives, are added to your collection automatically every quarter—saving time and money!


COP (Continuous Order Plan) Options: Choose a Recorded Books COP plan and get the best adult, imprint, and children’s titles delivered automatically to your library every quarter—with savings up to 20% off the list price. Want more savings? Choose a distributed titles COP and get the best titles from your other favorite publishers and get an additional 5% discount on our already low prices. Want more savings?

Sign up for a Bundle COP and save up to 48% on the list prices on both the eAudio and physical editions.

With a Distributed Bundle COP, save an additional 10% on the list price for both the eAudio and physical editions.

Choose from any of the following plans or contact us to customize: • Recorded Books Adult COP: up to 60 titles per quarter • Recorded Books Children’s COP: up to 10 titles for each category: Beginning Readers, Children, and Young Adults • Recorded Books Imprint COPs: up to 12 titles per quarter • Distributed COP:* up to 10 titles per quarter * Titles not published by Recorded Books

THE LOWEST PRICES ANYWHERE! Automatic Delivery Saves Time and Money. Enroll in a COP Today! Call 1-877-828-2833 • • 5


Your patrons can’t download these best-sellers if you don’t have OneClickdigital. And if you bundle your eAudio purchase with the physical editions, you’ll save big on popular, best-selling titles.

Patrons will also love these best-sellers from our publishing partners: The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin (Tantor Audio) The Black Box by Michael Connelly (Hachette/AudioGo) Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich (Books on Tape) The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly (Macmillan) No Easy Day by Mark Owen (Blackstone Audio) 6 •  •  1-877-828-2833

Your patrons want popular series and

HAS THEM ALL! If the series can be found in eAudio for library distribution, OneClickdigital can provide it. Here is a sample of just a few of the popular series patrons will want to check out on their iPhone, Android, or Kindle Fire. Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

Assassin’s Creed by Oliver Bowden

Gilda Joyce by Jennifer Allison

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Mitch Rapp by Vince Flynn

Tapestry by Henry H. Neff

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Hobbit & Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Lucas Davenport (Prey) by John Sandford

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dave Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Dark Tower by Stephen King

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Matt Scudder by Lawrence Block

Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano

Stephanie Plum Mysteries by Janet Evanovich

Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant

Temperance Brennan (Bones) by Kathy Reichs

Alcatraz by Brandon Sanderson

Mobile Apps available!

iPhone® Android™ Kindle Fire

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Online Language learning for the global citizen Using the same language-learning methodology trusted by leading language experts in the U.S. Government and military, Transparent Language Online delivers the widest variety of high-quality learning material featuring real-life language use by native speakers. All packaged together in an easy-to-use interface, Transparent Language Online is simply the most complete language-learning solution available. With over 80 languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner.

• Designed to support all levels of language learning • Learn with a variety of fun and engaging activities • Over 80 languages, plus ESL Perfect your speaking skills by comparing your voice to a native speaker

• Hundreds of useful supplemental vocabulary lists • Patrons learn to listen, speak, read, and even write in a foreign language

Join our community of millions of friends, fans, and followers, all learning languages together

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“This is so much fun! I spent some time in Germany years ago when my husband was in the Army. I learned a few phrases to get by, but could never get the order of sentences correct. I have completed Unit 1 so far and am enjoying it. The lessons are fun and easy to follow. I look forward to recommending this to patrons and continuing to learn!” —Donna Deschler, Westwood Branch Library

For more information e-mail us at

Mobile Apps available!

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Your Library’s American Sign Language Resource Signing Savvy is a video-based dictionary for users and teachers of American Sign Language. In high-definition vignettes, expert instructors walk users through thousands of ASL signs, finger-spelled words, and other common signs used in the United States and Canada. A proven complement to static book-based instruction, Signing Savvy offers deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons, and those who interact with them, the opportunity to learn and sharpen their signing skills.

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Did you know… American Sign Language is the fourth most popular language spoken in the United States.

• Several thousand video instructions for letters, words, and phrases • Create and share word and custom phrase lists • Games and quizzes to enhance retention • Print your own flash cards for reference

Woman signing the word “Dad”

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The World’s Largest Online Newsstand Zinio offers patrons unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of complete digital magazines. Periodicals are easily lost, damaged, or stolen, but with Zinio, these issues are things of the past. Instead, save money and headaches by offering patrons an online alternative that is accessible anytime, anywhere through any Internet-enabled device. “Digital magazines are awesome! Can’t wait to go home tonight and put the app on my iPad!” —Suzanne Dees, Director of Superiorland Library Cooperative, Michigan

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• No holds or checkout periods • Multiple viewing platforms (computer, smart phone, tablet, etc.) • Interactive elements such as audio and video • Over 900 popular titles • Intuitive searching and navigating within each magazine

“Our patron response to Zinio for Libraries has been fantastic! Zinio has (so far) been our most popular and fastest adapted e-product that we’ve offered to date. Patron comments run along the line of: ‘Fabulous! Best new service from the library yet!‘”—Michael Nitz, Materials Management Supervisor, Appleton Public Library, Wisconsin

From arts and science to lifestyle and sports, Zinio has the magazines your patrons can’t live without. For more information e-mail us at

Mobile Apps available! iPad®



Blackberry® Playbook™

Kindle Fire

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Continuing Education Courses For Patrons On the Go Universal Class offers over 500 continuing education and personal development courses in a wide range of subjects. Going back to school can be a costly endeavor and patrons are looking for affordable alternatives. With Universal Class, they can study the subjects they wish while working at their own pace anywhere they like. IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training)

—Continuing Education Credits available on selected courses.

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”Universal Class is the perfect product for libraries to implement during an era of disappearing budgets and ever-evolving technology … Not only are the classes filling a void in adult continuing education, they are aiding in staff development and assisting us in building a competent, 21stcentury workforce … I recommend a subscription to Universal Class for any library eager to reengage, and reinvigorate, its patron base.”—Tina Panik, Circulation & Public Services Library, Avon Free Public Library, Avon, Connecticut

A Sampling of Popular Courses • Computer Basics 101 • Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone • Excel 2007 • Digital Photography 101 • Typing and Keyboarding 101 • Excel 2010 • ABCs of English Grammar • Adobe Photoshop 101 • Nutrition 101 • How to Draw 101

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Video-based On-demand Technology Training Solutions In today’s ever-changing world, patrons need resources for quickly and effectively learning how to use the newest software and cutting-edge gadgets. Atomic Training has been providing high-impact eLearning solutions for over 16 million users in 45 countries, and now this service is available to library patrons looking to improve their technological skills and stand out in the marketplace.

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“I had tried other products, but had not been at all pleased, so I went and looked at Atomic Training. Accessing the tutorials was so easy. The tutorials are clear and short, exactly the right size one needs to get the information needed to succeed!” —Barbara Klett, Central Oregon Community College

Courses on topics including: • Access®

• iPhone®/iPad®

• Outlook®

• SharePoint®

• Entourage®

• Office 365™ & Web Apps

• PowerPoint®

• Windows® 7, 8, Vista®, and XP

• Excel® • GarageBand

• OneNote


• Project • Publisher

• Word®

Your How-To Learning Resource For more information e-mail us at Call 1-877-828-2833 • • 17

Test-Prep Tutorials That Get Results RB Test Prep offers an immersive and interactive learning environment with expertly crafted, videobased test-preparatory resources. Such services can cost thousands of dollars and are out of many patrons’ reach. RB Test Prep gives students in your community the opportunity to enhance their standardized test scores—which can make all the difference when applying for scholarships and grants.

Test-prep resources available for the following standardized tests: SAT • ACT • PSAT • PLAN • SSAT

• Vocabulary builder with over 1,000 common SAT/ACT test words • Replicates the private tutor experience • Recommends subject matter and strategy lessons • Monitors students’ progress • Parental support center

“Jan, I was talking to my brother this weekend. He works with a group of young men who are being coached for getting into college on athletic scholarships and he helps them with their academics. He was very impressed with [RB Test Prep] and couldn’t say enough about the things it can do. He is very excited about the product. I just thought you should know about one very satisfied customer.” —Mary to Jan Dudding, Collection Development/ Acquisitions Manager Volusia County Public Library, Florida

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Customizable Legal Documents LawDepot is the leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates. Creating legal documents can be costly and time-consuming—but this doesn’t have to be the case. LawDepot offers your library and your patrons an affordable way to create the legal documents they need in mere minutes.

“An easy-to-use and straightforward approach to legal forms.” —

• All forms are high quality and completely customizable • All forms are verified by a team of in-house attorneys to be up-to-date with current laws and statutes • All patron information is safe and secure, and stored in LawDepot’s archives • Patrons are guided through the process using everyday language

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“Thanks for making an unpleasant task (accepting one’s mortality and properly preparing for it legally) quick and easy.” —Bob Venceil, LMSW, MS, Psychotherapist, Dallas, Texas

Patrons can choose from hundreds of forms, including: • Power of Attorney • Last Will and Testament • Prenuptial Agreement • Promissory Note • Bill of Sale • Purchase Agreement

• Articles of Incorporation • Employment Contract • Residential Rental/Lease • Commercial Lease • Landlord/Tenant Notices

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Bringing the film festival experience to you!

Discover great independent films

anytime, anywhere.

IndieFlix offers award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries. 5 Over 4,500 selections 5 Directly support the filmmakers just by watching their films 5 Film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more 5 Advanced search tools make browsing IndieFlix simple and fast

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America’s Online Personal Trainer


and Fitness Programs

Designed to

Fit Your Life GymAmerica is like having your own personal trainer and nutritionist—featuring

workout and diet plans customized to your specific goals, skill-level, and equipment. Key features:

• Exclusive GymAmerica Workout and Diet Programs

• iPhone® App for Real-Time Tracking

• Robust and Easy-to-Use Diet Tracker

• Nutrition Scorecard for Tracking 14 Nutrient Targets

• Build Your Own Workouts and Diets

• 40,000+ Food Database

• Over 1,200 Exercises with Instructional Videos

• Recipe Finder and Maker

• Comprehensive Workout Tracker with Calories Burned Scorecard

• Message Boards and Blog Journal

• Personal Profile Page, Friends, and Groups

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RBdigital 2013 online resources  

Extensive collection of exceptional, award-winning resources for education, language-learning, career training, entertainment, and so much m...

RBdigital 2013 online resources  

Extensive collection of exceptional, award-winning resources for education, language-learning, career training, entertainment, and so much m...