Barnes & Noble.com Celebrates Audiobook MP3 Store Launch with Free Downloads
Barnes & Noble.com (www.BN.com) has launched its Audiobook MP3 Store, featuring audiobook MP3s available for instant download and transfer to iPods, iPhones, MP3 players and other portable devices. The store offers downloads of more than 10,000 titles across all genres. The average price per download will range between $10 and $20.
To celebrate the launch of the new store, BN.com is offering nine free titles—including “Great Day” by Kurt Vonnegut, “Ysrael” by Junot Diaz and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain—for download through May 16.
“As the use of MP3 players, iPods, iPhones and other digital devices continues to increase, it is important for Barnes & Noble to continue to expand our audio selection and satisfy our customers’ listening preferences. The launch of the Barnes & Noble Audiobook MP3 Store is a natural progression in our commitment to book lovers and audiobook fans,” says Tom Burke, executive vice president, e-commerce, Barnes & Noble. “The addition of audiobook MP3s … provides our customers with another easily accessible way to indulge in their love of books.”
Barnes & Noble.com has partnered with global digital distributor OverDrive to manage the maintenance and distribution of titles in its Audiobook MP3 Store.