June 7, 2005
News & Opinion: Amazon Moves More Into Audio
This is from Publishers Weekly yesterday:
Amazon's New Tributary
Amazon appears close to opening a new online store to sell digital downloads of spoken-word audio, a move the would put the company in competition with industry leader Audible. Although an Amazon spokesperson had no comment on its audio plans, on Friday the company posted a note on its site declaring that "Amazon is developing a new store to offer downloadable audiobooks to our customers." The posting added that any publisher of audiobooks or other spoken audio content that wants its products included in the store should e-mail the company.