Audible today launched its UK website.
Audible has been available in the US for the past eight years and has emerged as a leading audiobook service. You can choose from its vast selection, downloading titles to your iPod or other music player.
The UK catalogue covers the gamut: from Shakespeare to Sheila Hancock, Law in Action to Little Britain, and The New York Times to New Media Age. There's even an exclusive launch offering - an interview Little Britain star, David Walliams.
“Audible has been embraced by the ever-growing iPod generation and we’re now looking to build on the success we’ve had in the US”, said Don Katz, CEO and founder of Audible.
“The UK is vital to our growth and continued success. With digital music taking the UK by storm and trends such as podcasting gaining popularity, we wholeheartedly believe that spoken word content will be the next big story for MP3 users,” Katz said.
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.
Customers can choose to buy a single title or subscribe to recurring titles, such as newspapers.
Along with a la carte downloads, the company offers subscriptions as follows - and if customers sign up for a year's subscription they will "receive a free digital device".
£14.99 a month - customers receive two free audio books per month
£9.49 a month – customers receive one free audio book and one publication subscription of their choice per month