Audible launches website from Chiswick
UK website for audio book lovers launched after US success
Audible, which has been available in the US for the past eight years, launched their UK website this week from their base in Chiswick.
Audible is the world’s leading online service that enables you to download your favourite audio books, comedy, drama, radio programmes and audio editions of newspapers and magazines to play back on your Apple® iPod® or other MP3 player.
Downloadable audio books have long been a firm favourite in the US and are set to become a huge trend here as a dazzling array of content is already available for UK customers to download. From Shakespeare to Sheila Hancock, Lemony Snicket to Little Britain, and Dan Brown to Doctor Who…there’s something for everyone, including an exclusive interview with Little Britain star, David Walliams, to celebrate Audible’s UK launch.
“Audible has been embraced by the fast-growing iPod generation and we’re now looking to build on the success we’ve had in the US”, said Donald Katz, CEO and Chairman of Audible, Inc. “The UK is an important part of our continuing growth and success. With digital music taking the UK by storm and a deep cultural appreciation for the spoken word, we wholeheartedly believe that spoken word downloads will be the next big thing for MP3 users.”
Audible.co.uk allows users to download or stream audio files from the Internet to any PC or Mac. Once an audio title is downloaded, it is yours to keep with no expiration and no limitations on repeated listening. In addition, the audio books and other content are usually priced 30% less than CD or cassette tape equivalents.
Customers can choose to buy a single title or subscribe to a recurring title and have it automatically delivered to your desktop computer or mobile device before you get up in the morning or leave the office for the day.
June 24, 2005