June 7, 2005

News & Opinion: Amazon Moves More Into Audio

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:40 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

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.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.