In a rare bit of good news these days, is hiring 10 booksellers from among those who were laid off due to the new coronavirus crisis. part of a special month-long project.Booksellers who reside in the U.S. are eligible to apply to work remotely from April 13 through May 15.

The Seattle-based retailer, which offers audiobooks for sale through its website and in partnership with independent bookstores, has had its strongest sales in the company's history in recent months; in March, it saw a 300% increase in subscriptions from the previous month. The company has also so far raised more than $80,000 for bookstores through its #ShopBookstoreNow campaign, which returns 100% of the sale price or $15 for a subscriber credit on a selection of promotional titles.

The company encouraged booksellers to apply for a job and suggest a role they might fill. The company listed 10 open positions and job descriptions, including:

  1. Audiobook Sample Creation
  2. Corporate and Bulk Sales Outreach
  3. Online Content + Proofreading
  4. Educator and Librarian ALC Outreach
  5. Build Enhanced Audiobook Pages and Author Bio Pages
  6. Influencer Outreach
  7. Children’s and YA Expert-in-Residence
  8. Fiction and General Trade Expert-in-Residence
  9. Publicity Outreach
  10. Writer or Artist-in-Residence

Interested booksellers should complete the application by 12:00pm PDT on Wednesday, April 8.