Peter Thiel

Booktrack, a startup out of New Zealand that creates soundtracks to accompany e-books, has raised another $5 million in funding to make sure that reading is no longer a quiet activity.

Led by COENT Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures, the Series B round brings Booktrack's funding total to $10 million. Previous investors include Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures and filmmaker Peter Jackson's Park Road Post Productions.

Booktrack launched its first two tracks on the app store four years ago, and today the company offers a library of 15,000 titles to its 2.5 million users.

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) -   Rumblefish, the leading provider of soundtracks for online social video, and Booktrack, creator of a new and engaging way to read by matching synchronized music, sound effects and ambient sound to the text of ebooks, today announced a partnership in which the Rumblefish catalog of more than one million soundtracks will be available to ebook publishers through Booktrack. This partnership gives book publishers access to a new collection of music from which to choose the perfect soundtrack to complement their books.

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