By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 12, 2010
Did you know that there are apps for audiobooks?
As someone who still reads paper books, at times I find myself wishing that the books I was reading could travel with me hands-free when doing chores, gardening or running errands... and after a quick search online, I discovered that most of the time, they are in fact available in audio format for mobile devices.
Learn more about how one audiobook publishing company that has taken a leap into the digital publishing realm by producing apps for a variety of Apple products.
Don't you just love that your local library carries audiobooks? Isn't it great that you can also search for, acquire and download stories to listen to online?
In addition to being able to purchase audiobooks through services such as iTunes and Audible, you might be interested to learn that audio publishing companies sell apps they have developed. Blackstone Audio is one such audio publisher offering downloadable apps for sale on their website and through iTunes, presenting a series of apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad. They first made these available in January 2010.
AudioFile Magazine contributor, Kirk McElhearn, reports that as of the end of August, Blackstone Audio had released some 400 audiobooks in app format covering all genres from nonfiction to mysteries to young adult. That's quite a feat!
Blackstone Audio also has a website designed to specifically to promote their audiobook apps. Take a gander and see if there is anything that interests or inspires you. Apps are categorized by:
à¹ Downloads on sale
à¹ Best-selling audiobooks
à¹ New audiobook apps
à¹ Featured audiobooks
à¹ Premium audiobooks
I'd love to hear if you've narrated for any apps being sold online via iTunes or on an audio publishers website. If you haven't narrated for any apps, perhaps you've bought one to listen to and enjoy.
Let me know either way!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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