The Audio Publishers Association has announced that the Audie Awards will no longer hold their gala event during Book Expo, with the 2019 awards moving to March 4 in order “to improve our chances of gathering media attention” and to “increase visibility and also make the night less expensive for attendees,” according to APA president Linda Lee. The ceremony will be held in New York, though a venue has not yet been finalized. The Audies will also be revamped, with the 30 current categories cut down to 24, and submissions per category limited “to encourage only the best of the best be submitted.” The Audiobook of the Year award category will now be judged by prominent authors. Submission dates have also been adjusted, with details at the official website.
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