Audible Inc. and the New York Center for Independent Publishing (CIP) have announced a new imprint, Audible IndieFirst. The imprint will publish original works from independent publishers in digital audio format one month prior to the release of the print edition.
Audible and CIP previously issued a call for manuscripts from independent publishers, asking them to identify their best and most promising upcoming titles for consideration in the Audible IndieFirst program. From the submissions, Audible has selected a number of upcoming titles to publish in audio, the first of which is Joe Meno’s “Demons in the Spring,” published by Akashic Books. All audiobooks will be available at Audible.com and iTunes.
“We want to bring the tremendous quality of independently published titles, which generally aren’t produced in audio, to the hundreds of thousands of people who experience literature through listening,” says Beth Anderson, executive vice president and publisher, Audible Inc. “We believe the program will not only expand the depth of choice for consumers of audiobooks, but also introduce book lovers to new and emerging writers.”